Sunday, October 16th, 2011
We have some exciting news in our family that we are thrilled to be able to share with you. I'm sure you remember the fact that for 19 months we had a little baby girl living with us starting when she was 5-months-old in January of 2009 until 2 weeks after her 2nd birthday in August of 2010. The plan was to adopt this little girl, but the birth parents backed out when the time came to sign the consent papers. Understandably our family was devastated. We had lost a very special person in our family. As the months went on, we continued to grieve and console each other. Our Lord & His Word were great comforts to us during this time. By the time January of 2011 rolled around we started to think that maybe the Lord's will in all of this was that we open our home to a different little child who needed a home. We were fully approved to adopt, but our file had been closed with the previous adoption having fallen through. In February, we called the adoption department of Family & Children Services and requested that our file be reopened. Our hearts have healed, though we will never forget the sweet child that spent 19 months in our home and still think about her every day, and we are excited about the prospect of providing a good home for a child in need.
On Friday, October 14th at around 2:40 p.m. we got the call for which we had been waiting. There is a child available for adoption that the adoption team thinks would be a good fit for our family. We will be going in tomorrow to get some more information and possibly meet the child. Please pray for God's will to be done in this situation. We are excited and nervous all at the same time. I will keep you updated as things progress!!!