Has it seriously been THAT long since we have posted?! I am not great at this blogging thing. I see some of the families from our agency and they are writing amazing stuff on a daily basis…putting me to shame, ladies. 🙂
So, we have made it through the holiday season and it was great. We spent time with family, enjoyed beautiful snowfall, played games and just tried to cherish our time together. The birth of our Saviour is such an amazing reason to celebrate.
I say it was great but I would not be completely honest if I didn’t tell you how hard it was. Knowing that our daughter is out there and I don’t know who she is is just hard. This is not a normal pregnancy, I don’t get to feel her kick, I don’t get to watch her grow in my belly, I have to answer a million questions…I was really hoping we would have received that referral call before Christmas. But, bring on the new year, we are ready. I have heard that they are expecting several referrals in the next few months so I am REALLY hoping that we will know her before the end of January.
God has blessed us in so many ways. We are healthy, we are warm, we are dressed, we are happy, we are fed, we have all that we need. That is a gift. I can’t help thinking about all the people who don’t even have all of that. The birthmother of our daughter and what the circumstances are for her. All of those kids that don’t even get the basics like a pair of shoes. Recently, my parents purchased new luggage. My mom told me she was maybe going to just throw out the old stuff. I asked her if there was anything wrong with it. It’s just worn out. I told her I would like it to use to transport donations for Hannah’s Hope, the transition home our kids stay in. She didn’t realize that we would be doing this and she started crying. She told me she was going to start buying diapers and formula to bring to her grand-daughter’s home. I just love the way my parents are embracing this process and the way their eyes are being opened to the needs out there.
Another thing my daughter wants to do is make bracelets for the girls at Hannah’s Hope. Once we receive our referral she wants to invite some friends over for a bracelet making party. Also, she wants to ask each friend to bring a donation for HH. I love this.
I know God has led us here for a reason. I love that we answered the call to grow our family through adoption. I ask that you would all pray for these kids that need homes. Pray that God would find their forever families. Maybe, just maybe, He’s calling to you!