SO when I said there was a lot of new beginnings in August, this is what was cooking in The Cozy Little Kitchen .....
Our family is growing, by adoption!!!!
(We're pretty thrilled.... just look at baby girl's face.)
I am PAPER PREGNANT!
And yes, there will be dark chocolate dipped potato chip cravings and ugly cries of joy have already started flowing! I will labor and their may be pain, but it will look different than a natural birth story.
Up to this point though, I've not felt lighter in years! It may be partially to adrenaline, but I also know that's what the peace of God that passes all understanding feels like. We are trusting God to provide the funding we need, the wisdom we need, the patience we need, the rest we need, and our children the security they need as we move forward. We're putting one foot in front of the other with our eyes set on Him as he say's, "GO".
Adoption is a leap of faith in many ways, but I believe wholeheartedly that's part of the miracle!
God has set deep inside our heart that He has called us to build our family though adoption. It is His plan A for our family's life! Heath and I couldn't be more giddy-excited, overwhelmed, and a little scared as we begin this process again. We know just enough to be both thrilled and anxious so please, we ask you pray for us as we have a number of decisions to make and as we trust the Lord to work on our behalf on all the decisions that are out of out of our control. Your prayers are so appreciated!
There will be more to come as I'll try to keep you updated, so I hope you'll join us as we begin the journey to our 3rd child through a domestic newborn adoption!
"He gives the barren woman a home, making her the joyous mother of children. Praise the LORD!"
Psalm 113: 9
In love he predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved."
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge him and he will direct your paths."
"Whoever receives one such child in my name, receives me."
"Jesus said, 'Have you believed because you have not seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.' "