Tuesday, June 3, 2008

You Can't Take That Back

When Seth was about 9 months old, God gave me a peace that I was done birthing babies. I didn't think that I wouldn't have anymore children, but I knew I wasn't going to be the one giving birth. Not because of any medical issues. I just felt that I wanted to have a little girl, and the only way to assure that would be adoption. Tim & I talked about it, and I had my tubes tied. I have never once thought I wish I hadn't done that. God has given me great peace about His plan. Since then, I have been praying that if our family is to grow--God would make it possible. Tim & I have talked about adoption, and he has been reluctant. I continue to pray. Coy & Seth pray, too.

Part of the reason we are hosting a foreign exchange student, is to see how things would be w/another person in the house. The boys sharing a room, an extra mouth to feed etc. . . I know there is a huge difference between a baby/toddler, than a teen aged girl. We just thought it would be a good first step. Lourdes is not even here yet, and I already love her. I've begun thinking about the fact that we all will fall in love w/her & then she will have to go back to Spain, to her forever family.

So, Sunday @ church Tim & I are walking down the concourse to go pick up the boys from their classes. We walk by Izzy Chapman, and Tim says "when are we going to go get our little girl." My first reaction was to slap him :o). I said, "You Can't Take That Back!" We have been talking about it more seriously, and have decided to begin paperwork.

Please Pray for God's will in our journey.


Jeanne said...

AAACKCKK!!!!! How exciting is that???? No, Tim, you can't take that back! EEEEEEEE!

So excited for you! Now the hardwork of pregnancy begins. :) I'll be praying for you all along the way!

Andie said...

Wow! How awesome. We will definitely be praying for you as you begin this awesome journey. :)


PS - I'm going to miss you at camp!

PSS - Hope you can come tonight.

Mandi said...

Congrats my friend. What exciting news, I will keep you guys in my prayers, and will begin praying for your little girl that God has already choose for you. Adoption is a beautiful thing, it has changed my life forever.

Ashley said...

How exciting!! I can't wait to follow your journey!!


ok, now that you have posted I am telling everyone ... Told Retta and Wayne, Jim/Yo and I even did a post on the blog, but I didn't use your name because I wasn't sure I could ... i love ya girl and can't wait to have dinner w/ ya ... this is so exciting !!!!! so proud of you and Tim for listening to the Lord !!

Amy said...

Woo Hoo, welcome to the world of people saying "what in the world are you thinking?" It is the sweetest decision we have ever made as a family and God will truly bless your journey. Hang on, it's not easy, but oh so worth it. I have a motto, adoption is not for the weak! I can't wait to see what God has in store for your family and your sweet baby.


Terry said...

Well - now it's in writing for all the world to see so there are definitely no take-backs now! Congratulations! Looking forward to following your journey~

One of God's Girls said...

Iam so excited for you and can't wait to follow in the journey. I can't believe that Tyler will have a little girl next door to play with about the same age.....I will pray for the journey you are about to embark on.

Ruth said...

I love it. Izzy is what made us want to adopt. The minute I saw her over Yo's shoulder in church 7 years ago my heart said I want one. I could love her like my own. Madie was only a year old at the time. I feel the time to fill the paper work out is now so I am just waiting for Karl to say OK. He wants to he is just nervous about the $$$$$

Tiffany said...

YAAAAAAAAAAAY! See what I get for not reading blogs for a while! I miss out on the AWESOME INFO!!!!

I am so excited for you!