“…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

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Word is Spreading!

Well, outside of our immediate family we began telling people of our adoption just a few months ago. It seems, however, that word is spreading. How exciting!

I've been so wonderfully surprised to see so many people look almost as excited over our journey as we are! The "congratulations"—just as I would imagine we would receive if we announced I was pregnant—have been unexpected, but oh-so-heartwarming! It makes me think, what was I timid about in the first place?!

We finally have a day scheduled for our interview with our placement agency! We'll be driving up in the beginning of April with folders full of required, notarized documents which will be put into our dossier, translated into Russian, and submitted so that we can receive a referral (information about our potential child/children)!

Without getting into the details, Derek and I might have witnessed the first time our particular future child/children have been referenced. It's odd... I've never been referred to as a "mother" in any way, neither have I ever referred to any person as "my child," whether directly or indirectly. But today, this all is feeling even more real! Our child/children are out there... now... continents away... and lonely. While I've been praying for our babies for months, today it's hitting even closer to home that our children are out there, desperately needing our prayers to God on their behalf.

Please join us in praying for our children today. Pray that they feel our Lord's love and comfort, and that it prepares them to accept the love and comfort we will be committed to giving them once we can bring them home.

• Received final copy of our home study
• Coordinate/schedule trip to placement agency


Dana said...

I pry for you guys all the time...

I am so excited for you guys .and some lucky blessed child/children will one day call mommy and it will be the best thing ever!

So happy to be a part of your journey!..Thank you for letting me..<3

dotholmes said...

I, too, am so happy to be able to follow you on your journey. And what a wonderful journey it is! You are in my thoughts and prayers always. I look forward to the day you hold your child for the first time. Your joy will reach the hearts of all your friends. Love you.

K said...

Awwww... SO glad to be able to go through this journey with you!! Can't tell you how excited I am for you... Your little one will be so very blessed to have you as a Mommy. You have every right to be congratulated!! You are adding to your family, and no matter how you are accomplishing it, it's being done! and that's something to celebrate!

Can't wait till we have another little Magic'er to Oooh and Aaah over. :)


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