This was our FB announcement so people could pray, encourage and help us fund raise knowing our heart. (this video was shot before my braces and jaw surgery – but that’s a another section coming to the blog 🙂 ) Click the link below to watch:
click here –> 2012 Adoption Announcement
Our adoption story is a little different that most families I’ve talked to. I’ll start with me. God called me from the age of 8 to adopt. My Daddy spent YEARS in the awful foster care system of the 50’s so I know first hand what can happen to a person emotionally when they’re raised in an unstable, unloving environment.
Fast forward to 2012. Adam and I had discussed adoption but he wasn’t feeling called as deeply as I was. We knew what the Bible said about it. DO IT. It’s that simple. But he was in a high stress job and was rarely home. We both had fears and didn’t know how we’d pay for it. I kept begging God to please take away my calling to adopt because Adam definitely wasn’t feeling the same way about it. The Lord called even harder. I couldn’t eat (y’all…if you know me, that’s NOT like me at all), I couldn’t sleep, I’d dream about the child (though he/she had no face) and I was crying ALL THE TIME.
Finally, I told Adam on a Monday, “Baby, just pray. If you pray and God says, “no,” I’ll never bring it up again. You have until Friday to make a final decision.”
Friday morning before he left at 5 am for work, he signed the papers to begin the process and I, no kidding, freaked out. I immediately cried and kept crying the rest of the day. It felt like God moved. Big time. Moved a mountain. What I didn’t know at the time was how many more times God was going to move more mountains to bring our child home. But I’ll leave those for later posts. 😉