adoption has been on mine and caleb's heart for a long time. before we got married we talked and prayed about how one day we would love to build our family through birth and adoption, if the Lord allowed. this past year we began to research our different options and different agencies.
we prayed that the Lord would continue to open doors and make it clear to us which path to follow. in may we went to an adoption information night for a local domestic agency. we both left and looked at each other and said, "this is it". we've never felt the Lord say move as strongly as He did then.
we begin a six week course for adoptive families next week and when that ends we will have our home study in early fall. from there we wait. we wait and pray for our precious baby. we pray fervently for their birth mother and father. it could be months, it could be years. we, of course, hope it will be sooner rather than later.
this is a leap of faith for us. a big leap of faith. the day we sent in our first registration check, i said, "welp…there's goes our adoption fund." we keep being reminded of how much money we need to raise. we keep being reminded that we don't have it. but then, we keep being reminded that our God is bigger than that. He is bigger than that big amount of money. we will never look back and say, wow i wish we weren't broke as a joke. we will look back say that we were following what the Lord was calling us to do. that we were blessed to be able to provide a home and family for a child who was greatly in need of one. we will be praising the Lord for the blessing that this baby is and thanking Him for what they have taught us about love and about grace. we will be rejoicing that we were able to teach our child and our other children the gospel of Jesus Christ. in the light of eternity only what is done for Christ will last.
every time we ask ourselves what if? the Lord whispers I AM.
a sweet friend sent me an email on the day we sent our paperwork and check in. she told me to remember that i am not just created by God but called by Him. she had no idea we were starting the adoption process. it is a constant reminder to me that we have to trust Him in ways we hadn't before. the Lord is already teaching us and growing us in ways that we never imagined.
also, we are asking for your support financially. we have a big amount of money floating over our heads. i know, roughly, how many people are reading my blog every day. i know how many people subscribe to/follow/and all that jazz what i write. i know that each one of you could donate a small amount of money to our adoption fund we would be a whole lot closer to our goal. i pray that if the Lord through me has blessed you just once that you would consider giving.
see that donate button over there? all donations will go 100% to our adoption fund.
in addition to that… have you been wanting to sponsor take heart or buy a wreath from sugar money? all sales from sponsorship and sugar money will go to bringing our baby home.
"give, and it will be given to you. good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. for with the measure you use it will be measured back to you." luke 6:38
we are so excited to take you along on this journey with us and, from the bottom of hearts, we thank you already for your prayers and your support!