You would think that this post would be the easiest to write...I mean, this is the post that every other post has been leading up to...but the truth is, this post is tough. Maybe it's because I know that there are HUGE mountains to be moved, maybe it's because I know that things could change in a matter of seconds or maybe it's simply because I'm just not sure if this is real. So...if somebody can come & pinch me, please, I can move on with the BIG NEWS.
Okay...well thanks a lot. Nobody pinched me. I guess I may possibly be in dream land...at least I feel like I'm in a dream....
So, here's the skinny. I had asked you, my friends, to pray for us on Friday. We were waiting on a call from the adoption facilitator about what beautiful birthmom thought about our profile. I posted photos & blogged in an attempt to distract myself from the wait. That didn't work. But anyway, I was driving home from work and my phone let out the shrill ring that really annoys my hubby. I looked down and saw it was the facilitator! Oohhh my!!! I answered & she thought it would be nice to small talk! I mean, who does that!? I think she was enjoying the torture...I like that about her. She then began to say..."Well...birth mom took a look at your profile....and SHE LOVES YOU!"
We went over the details of why we were so loved & needless to say the more we found out, the more we realized that we were right where God wanted us. These details were no coincidence, they were divine appointments. Each & every one of them. We accepted our match. A boy! Due mid-october.
There are some HUGE mountains to move, like I said earlier, and we will deal with all of those starting first thing tomorrow morning. We know that God is in this & we know that just like a pregnancy, anything can happen. So we guard our hearts and rejoice in the moment that we are going to be a mommy & daddy to a precious little man.
The other thing that I need to mention, is from the beginning of the adoption process, I wanted to be the one to find out. I wanted to be the one to show Matthew the little plus sign on the EPT....so to speak. How did I surprise him? Part Two coming soon!!
"Build me a son, O Lord, who will be strong enough to know when he is weak, and brave enough to face himself when he is afraid, one who will be proud and unbending in honest defeat, and humble and gentle in victory."
Author: Douglass MacAurthur