… a new chapter begins.
We are at the beginning of what is sure to be a very long journey. Our family has decided to adopt 2 – possibly 3 – girls from Haiti.
Adopting – especially an older child – has been stirring in our hearts for at least 20 years now.
We’ve been talking about it for so long, and wondering who and how and when. Maybe, subconsciously, I’ve always thought you had to be someone special – uniquely strong, or super holy, with lots of money or whatever, in order to adopt. Or maybe, thinking that life was always too busy or just not the “right time” to start.
Is there ever a “right time”? When do we ever find ourselves with extra money?
Well … NOW is the time!
As I’ve waited for the right time, children have become adults — alone.
(…and are still alone!)
There are so many children that are growing up – day after day – without a place where they “belong”. I can’t imagine waking up every morning knowing that I was special to no one in this world.
…with no family to care for me. …nor anyone who had an interest in my gifts, abilities, dreams, hurts, future.
But, God cares!
And, amazingly, He has imparted His care and His love for these girls to us. I am honored to be entrusted with this!
We now have names and faces for our new daughters.
I pray that God continues to clearly lead us in His will for our family as we step into this new season. I fear it is a long, and complicated one, but one that will be worth the expense, work, and the wait.
I can’t wait for these precious girls to be here with us!
Still, we trust that God will work all things for good – in His timing.
He is in control.
As I become more comfortable “blogging” and we move along into different phases of this, I will share a bit about our new girls and how we came to this point. For now, I just ask for your prayers — for peace, and to be equipped for each day’s work.
Thanks for supporting us in this process.
By His grace,