“…once our eyes are opened, we can't pretend we don't know what to do. God, who weighs our hearts and keeps our souls, knows that we know, and holds us responsible to act.”
~Proverbs 24:12

Friday, January 22, 2010

Hope Like Never Before

What began as an instrument to share our path through pregnancy and parenthood, transitioned into a short-lived tale of infertility, and has now metamorphosed into what—I suppose—God always intended it to be… a blog of the journey in finding our “arrows” through adoption.

Looking back at previous posts, I’m astounded by how much God has worked in my life. When my husband and I were told we were “infertile,” it was a big blow, to say the least. It seemed that everything we had envisioned our future family to be was now shut off to us, never to become a reality.

As a result of our situation, our dreams changed, some relationships with others changed, we felt life as we knew it was changing. Little did I know that—rather quickly and definitely surprisingly—those changes were leading up to the big change. A change of my heart.

I never thought it possible to no longer yearn to be pregnant and have biological kids. I mean, everyone is supposed to want that, right? I thought that was one of my crosses to bear. But, leave it to our Lord to do the impossible! He truly created in me a new heart for this part of my life. I have a hope like I’ve never felt in regards to building my family. I’ve never been this excited and joyful about the opportunities that await us—even before infertility was ever on our radar. I’m so thankful to my most merciful, wise and loving God for knowing the plans He has for me and beginning to see these plans to prosper me unfurl!

As you have noticed, my blog has now been changed to private. To date, we’ve shared our happy news with a handful of people and have been overjoyed with the “congratulations” and encouragement we’ve received. As more people ask about what we’re up to, I’m sure I’ll have more readers. (Though, by looking at my “hit” counter, I had a lot before I went private!) However, adoption is technically a legal proceeding. I’m not sure I want the world reading the blog until I have our child safely home.

Thank you all for your support! I’m so blessed to be able to share this journey with the ones I love!

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