Monday, July 22, 2013

My Plans vs. Gods Plans

My plans for this morning were: Drop kids off at Vacation Bible School, come home and clean and organize the playroom. Then baby carrier consult at 10, then clean and finish organizing the playroom before picking the kids up at 12:30. So drop the kids off I get home and a few minutes later I get al call from the woman coming for the baby carrier consult calling to reschedule for tomorrow as her baby was really fussy today. So I was a little bit happy, as I could get more done today. Then a few minutes later got a text from our tenants, in our house that we are selling…that should have closed last month… anyway long story… but they are great people, but the plumbing was backed up and since it was still our house we needed to fix it☹ So now my plans for a clean organized playroom were getting messed up…argh. So called the rotorooter and he could come put in about 30 minutes so loaded Sam up and headed to the other house. Grumpy at my messed up morning and having this unexpected expense…. It was going to take about an hour for him to get done so I figured instead of just sitting there, the lawn needed to be mowed so I decided to put Sam on my back and mow it. I had noticed that in the house next door there was a U-Haul truck and I knew the house was for sale, but then saw the owner and he came over to chat. When we lived there he lived next door with his family. They were always really sweet. After we moved out we kind of lost touch and I haven’t talked with him or seen him in about 4 years. They were jus there today, as he didn’t live there, they were loading up the last of the things there as the house was going on the market today. Long story short, as we were chatting, sharing about how our families were now, he shared that they just found out his 18 year old daughter is pregnant and considering placing her baby for adoption. AAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!! She is not due until January and no idea if she would even consider our family. She was a really sweet girl when we knew her and sounds like she just as made some different choices since then. I gave him our phone# and said I would be glad to talk with her more. Not sure if anything will come of it or not, but WOW. Wouldn’t it be just like God to take what I thought was something all messed up and use it for a chance meeting for His Glory? Amazed. Feeling much more at peace with our adoption journey. What God has he will provide for us in His time.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Adoption update and Kids with Special Needs

We so appreciate your prayers. Since the last post we have presented a few times and heard no each time. We are waiting right now to hear from another mom considering our family. So hard each time to not get your hopes up. I feel as if each time when I start praying for this mom and baby there is a heart connection made on some level wether you mean to or not. So each time there is a no it is hard even if you are trying not to get attached. Really in our journey it hasn't been that long all things considered. We appreciate your continued prayers for all this process.

On a brighter note I wanted to share about what I have been witnessing in regards to kids with special needs being adopted. There is a great adoption group I am a part of full of families homestudy ready with a heart for special needs kids. We are possibly open to mild or correctable needs. Fairly often there are posts with babies and kids with a wide range of special needs. From genetic conditions, to total care, from moderate to severe challenges. Every one I have seen posted has been almost immediately followed by a flurry of posts from families asking to be considered for placement of that child. It is such an amazing beautiful thing to witness. It has filled my heart with joy to see the love and caring each of these families is willing to show. I think in our culture there is this prevalent thought that children born with special needs will be unloved, unwanted. Just being a part of this smaller group of families has shown me just the opposite. All children are a blessing, all are loved and wanted. If you are reading this as a homestudy ready family and are interested in special needs adoption please contact me for details on this group.