Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Good news is sometimes not as good as you think...

Today we hit 3 months on the adoption list and thought, about a week ago, that life was just merrily going along our own way...

then, we got an e-mail that Annie wanted to talk about a matching. We went nuts! Someone was actually looking at us????? How exciting!

Questions immediately sprung up:

Kelly: How far along is she? Has she been taking prenatal vitamins? Is she having a boy or a girl? Where is she from? Is the baby ok?

Gary: Should we start buying Legos????

Then, the excitement died down. We found out that others have looked at us before this time and did not choose us. Reality slapped us in the face. Hmmm...I guess I never thought that we would be shopped to potential birthmoms and not know about it. I guess I should have figured that, but it is weird to think that major decisions (I am talking life changing decisions) could be in the works, behind closed doors, and we would have no knowledge of them.

This new development has opened our eyes to the fact that it is really going to happen for us, maybe not today or tomorrow or even before the New Year, but rather in God's time. I understand why it can't be in our time, but it still does not make it easy at this time of year.

So, Gary and I ask that you keep us in your thoughts and prayers as we wait, patiently, for the right birthmom to come along and say, "These are the people who need to love my child forever." And while you are praying for us, drop God a text, e-mail, IM, or whatever happens to be your preferred mode of communication these days, to help those birthmom's out there with adoption plans to make the right choice, whatever that may be...

Ponderings along the way,



Rita A said...

Waiting is God's way to teaching us patience. Waiting sometimes brings the best things in life. We have to learn to wait and be still to learn the lessons that God wants to teach us.
We have to be still to learn what he wants us to learn. Believe me you will ne patience when the baby comes.

Can't wait to see you in a few days. Fly safe. Safe me part of an afternoon when you get here. Lav ya and aee Ya soon.

bkneeshaw said...

The two words that come to mind are patience and faith. I am as anxious as you to have the special call be made...but only God knows. I have hung the stockings from the mantel and hope that someday one will hang next to Ella Bean. That someone special will be the one God sends just for you because you have been patient and faithful. I will continue to pray.

Alana said...

It really is an interesting process. I will continue to pray for you guys as I have been. I can't wait to share in the joy with you when THE baby comes your way!