I have always dreamed of having a big family. Having children, and lots of them is something my hubby and I have always talked about from the beginning. It wasn't an option for us not to.
I always knew I was called to do something great. But I was never sure exactly what that was until hubs posed the question to me: "what if we adopted?"
My heart melted the day he said those blessed 4 words to me. I knew this man was more than perfect for me.
It had always been something I was interested in, mostly because my heart is pretty much in the shape of Africa. But I never brought it up to him, because I wanted him to be called to it as well. It needed to be something that God put on both our hearts. I'm so thankful that He did.
"Once our eyes are opened, we can't pretend we don't know what to do. God, who weighs our hearts and keeps our souls, knows what we know, and holds us responsible to act."
After walking through a really tough pregnancy, delivery and recovery - we weren't sure how many times my body would be able to handle it. It's worth every bit of it, but I still need to physically be able to care for my family as well. Adopting seems like an easy fix to that, but it's so much more than that.
After we discussed it the first time, I knew there was no turning back. This was what God had planned for our family all along. To love and welcome an orphan into our family. To put love above blood. To care for and give a father to the fatherless.
I'm honored that God has chosen us to bring a baby home from Ethiopia.
This will be a long process, and will take lots of prayer, tears and funds. Adopting is not free. It's not easy. But God will provide. I ask you to begin praying for how you might like to be a part of our adoption. In the coming months we will begin asking for money, and doing everything in our power to raise the funds to bring this sweet baby home.
A baby that God already has hand-picked for us.
"I will not leave you as orphans, I will come to you."
Please keep us in your prayers as we walk through the early stages of the adoption. Right now, we are studying and praying through the right agency and deciding exactly when we will begin our paperwork. Please pray for wisdom and clarity as we make these decisions.
We are so excited to share this wonderful news with you and bring you along our journey!!