Goodness, I am not sure where to start this blog. I have so much on my mind I need to share with my friends and family.
Several months ago Robert and I were met with an opportunity which would lead us on a new journey, until now a secret journey. If you have followed me on Facebook, you know this journey requires faith and trust in God’s timing. Robert and I did not know, at the time, where this journey would lead us. We knew, however, that it was a journey we had to take for many reasons.
Looking back over the past few months, I regret not opening up to my family and friends sooner BUT we were trying to prevent hurting other people while we were on this journey.
You are probably asking me what in the world are you talking about, aren’t you? This new journey all began with a question. The question came from the heart of a grandmother and the love she has for her first grandchild. One afternoon while my aunt was at our house visiting with, us she asked us a question with 7 words, “Would you be willing to adopt her?” The “her” she was referring to is an infant! Robert and I were totally blown away that she would think that much of us she would want us to adopt this baby.
We knew we had a lot of praying and seeking God to do about this situation. How could we say no to opening our home and life up to a beautiful baby girl who needed a home where she would be loved and protected for the rest of her life? We had so much seeking to do. Where would God lead us? What answers would He give us? So our prayer life ended up in overdrive.
The past few months since we were asked about adoption we have had many words of wisdom from individuals. Robert and I received the most valuable words of advice from Haynes when we discussed with him about this opportunity. Haynes told us, “If you don’t adopt the baby then you are being irresponsible. You need to adopt her.” When we heard these words we knew God was giving us an open door to start the process. We only had to trust His timing.
Once we made the decision to put our names into the “hat” for adoption we opened up to a few friends and family members. The response and help we have received has been amazing. We realize just how blessed we are to have the friends we have — our friends are the best.
Today, we faced a new leg of this journey, one which may not have gone the way we wanted it too BUT it was not the end of this journey. I know over the next few months we will continue on the journey and praise God for all of his blessings along the way. We have realized we ARE in God’s will because of the opposition we are facing and He sees the end from the beginning. God even showed me in the middle of what seemed like confusion to some that all would be fine!
Now that our new journey is not a secret anymore, we will keep you updated along the way! So when you say your prayers tonight remember us, the baby, and this journey God has placed us on.