Wednesday, August 29

today: celebrate in the waiting

a little over a year ago we signed a whole lot of papers, wrote a hefty check, and committed to working with our now agency to grow our family through adoption. and then… surprise! i was pregnant with our sweet story. our names renamed on the waiting list until it got close to my due date, and the agency had told us that we could be active as a waiting family again when story was six months old. well, that time as come, our updated profile, picture, and paper work are all complete, and as i type these words my heart is all a flutter. i just, seconds ago, got off the phone with our case worker and when she said, congratulations, consider yourselves active! i had to blink back a few tears. yes, we could still have much time ahead of us in this adoption process. yes, there will most likely be twists and turns down this could-be-messy road we're taking. but, i couldn't help but feel my heart move, and be gripped with love for those precious mamas who may look at our picture today, tomorrow, next month, or next year, and read the words that we poured out to them.

yes, today we wait some more.

but our waiting is filled with so much hope.


How can I keep from singing Your praise
How can I ever say enough
How amazing is Your love
How can I keep from shouting Your name
I know I am loved by the King
And it makes my heart want to sing


29 comments:

  1. you have a sweet heart.

    i hope that me and my husband will be able to adopt one day too.
    we already have one of our own, but pregnancy is HARD on my body.
    much love and blessings to your beautiful family - until hoping and praying...
    there are 6 of you!

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  2. Congratulations!!! That is absolutely amazing! I wish you and your family the absolute best on this new "journey"!

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  3. Oh, my heart is aflutter with you!!!! Congrats! I know the hope in the waiting, and the teaching, and the remembering to let go of expectations. Praying for you!

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  4. This post made my heart happy.

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  5. congrats!! we are about half way through the process! can't wait to add to our family too!

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  6. what a blessed child this will be, to be in such a fun, God-fearing family! i'll be praying for you guys. love ya.

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  7. congratulations! adoption is such a blessing, I can't wait until we can adopt the rest of our children and welcome them home :)

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  8. Yay my sweet friend!!! This is so exciting!!! I think you should re-open your wreath shop. It's been so long and everytime I see mine it reminds me of your sweet growing family.
    So happy for you!!

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  9. Yay!! Such wonderful news :) xoxo

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  10. well now i'm blinking back tears. what a blessed journey it will be.xoxo

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  11. SO excited for you Danielle. I can't wait for that day for us, too.
    Are you guys specifically looking to adopt a newborn then?

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    1. thank you friend! we are in a domestic infant adoption program, yes :)

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  12. Congratulations! Can't wait to see where God leads. We are in the process of adopting domestically again...already have had a few bumps in the road, but that will make the end destination that much sweeter...

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  13. Yay! We just submitted a preliminary adoption application to the dept of social services last week.

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  14. So excited.. Adopting our little one, completed us! God is good, and He always brings us through the wait! Find comfort in that!

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  15. How exciting! Adoption is a dream of mine (although it probably won't happen to me for a long time) and it's so great to hear/read your excitement + hope for this adventure. Congrats to you and your sweet family! Can't wait to read about your journey.

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  16. standing with you in hopeful waiting. LOVE YOU so much. So much.

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  17. I blinked back a couple tears just reading this! Very happy for you all! Congratulations!

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  18. So, so, so excited for you guys. So happy to follow along on your journey . xo

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  19. wow danielle! seriously chills are covering me right now! i love your heart (i hope that isn't creepy, because i'm saying it sweetly. ;)

    xoxo.

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  20. As someone who is adopted I APPLAUD you for opening you heart even after you were blessed with Story! The waiting is the worst part i am sure, but the life you are giving to that child is PRICELESS! If your child never tells you...just by being open to adoption you have changed a life, and created a legacy that will be proudly passed down forever.

    Thank you from all adoptees and congrats on being back on the list!

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  21. So, so awesome! Congratulations!

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