Friday, December 4, 2009

Step by Step

Another step on our journey is complete and I couldn't be more relieved!
Today we met our case worker in Bowling Green for our combined interview and
individual interviews. Going in we wondered how we would have enough to fill four hours of conversation and in the end it was more like five hours! She was so easy to talk to and you could just tell that she truly cares about these children and the families that are hoping and praying to adopt.
I must admit that it has been a very emotional 24 hours for me though. Last night I watched the gotcha video of a family who brought their baby girl, Elliana, home from Korea. There were three big brothers in the see the smiles and love they had for their baby beautiful!

Then I listened to Third Day's song Merry Christmas...I think it will become a favorite "make me cry my eyes out to release the stress" song. It has the most beautiful message, but if you are waiting for your baby...oh, it is heart wrenching. Sorry friend that listened today from my facebook. I know how it must have moved you to tears...we are praying for your little one to come to you very soon!

Then tonight after this exhausting day, I went with a couple of friends to see the movie Blind Side...what a nice time to just breathe. If you haven't seen it...I highly recommend that you do! Again waterworks in a few parts. How can people see such a need and not do something??? God I think always changes and works in the life of the one who gives, as much or more than the recipient!

I don't know why I was so emotional today! I think when we knew it was not an option to continue to have additional bio children, I kept telling myself it is okay because we can was such a future thing, and now not only can we adopt, we are! The reality of this beautiful journey is hitting home...

...even though we may have to discuss our lives in more detail than we may normally find comfortable, to wait longer than we think can be possible, and to experience a full range of emotions that we may have never before realized we have. We have a daughter out there somewhere, and even though I have no control (which is very hard) over anything....God is choosing her for us and I know that His ways are greater than anything that we could do!

"How great is our God, sing with me - How great is our God and all will see how great, how great is our God!"

1 comment:

  1. Glad it went so well! I've been wanting to see The Blind Side and hope to go soon...I guess I'll include a box of tissues in my purse!:)