The other day I was sitting and thinking a little bit about this time last year. We were in the process of bringing Jayden home, which ended up being a long four month process. I would drive almost everyday to go be with my new little boy. I would pack up a bag of special toys and go spend a few hours loving on Jayden and giving him the attention and affection he needed.
Although we loved Jayden from the moment we saw him and were totally committed to the process of bringing him home -- it was so difficult. He was so close, in location, to us. I just couldn't not visit him. It was so difficult to leave him everyday -- I loved him so much and longed for the day he could come home forever.
This year, He is home.
Such a good feeling.
Adam and I have been blessed beyond words. I know everyone says we did such a great thing -- and I know we are special people, but I just wish I could show you how amazing this life is. To be given the chance to love a child who was once just a number in a system, and to claim them as our own and watch as their hearts, minds and bodies heal. It takes my breath away.
We are ready for one more blessing.
We have begun the process to find and bring home one last precious little one.
I can't think of a better gift to give our children this Christmas then to allow them to be apart of something big -- something bigger than ourselves, bigger than our understanding -- a beautiful display of God's perfect plan.
My home is not my own -- I don't want it to be. Adam and I want our family to be God's family, each member chosen, longed for and divinely placed. This is the meaning of family. We can't close our doors -- we can't close our hearts. The need is great and the numbers of waiting children right here in our community is overwhelming.
We are excited to have you join us for yet another journey. Are you ready for the ride? I know I am. My heart is overwhelmed with joy for what is soon about to happen...
One less orphan and one more child to love and call our very own.