Saturday, February 18, 2012

Stepping Out In Faith.

I have been wanting to post something since I returned home from Vladivostok but, have found it difficult to put my thoughts and experiences into words.Sometimes, there are just not appropriate words to express one's journey in finding oneself. I guess I do not see myself as very eloquent writer so, it is is hard to express it all.The week in Vlad has certainly put my test of faith to an all time high.I/we pleaded and prayed to know what was the right answer for us.My heart and head seemed to be fighting with one another. I wondered how could I? Then How could I not ? The little girl in me wanted to look up in the sky and hope there was a note there ready to read with the answer.I KNEW however I had listen.... very carefully.... to what Heavenly Father would have us do.
My thoughts turned to our oldest son who is 21. When he was born we expected a perfect child.Silly to think about that know since perfection is in the eyes of the beholder.Did I love our son any less because he had a lifelong disability? NO !! Do I wish he was different? NO !!! Is he the perfect son for us? YES !!! He has taught me more then any one in my entire life !! YES, REALLY !!
Anyway, though it might seem crazy or foolish to some we have stepped out with a leap of faith and have proceeded with adopting our little Miss D along with Little boy D.They are not twins but, both are tiny and both weigh about 16 pounds.

We have been told to expect to go back for court around the middle to end of April.If any one is counting that will make us a family of 11.Going from 5 to 9 kids in a year and a half !!( Deep Breath) !! We CAN DO THIS !


Maggie and Randy said...

You are so brave..I don't know how you do it... I sometimes feel over whelmed with just two. sending good thoughts to you on the adoption. I am looking forward to seeing the pics of your little ones. good luck;-))

Cindy said...

You are simply amazing !

Jen said...
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Jen said...

I'm glad to hear this. I can't imagine what a struggle that was to decide and I'm glad you found your answer :).

Also, nine kids! I can't keep track of three - kudos to you, momma.


Anonymous said...

Been thinking of you ! I know this journey is not easy. You really do have a heart of Gold !!


Jeanne said...

Wow, amazing news! Hoping for a smooth process for you!