Well, I can't share details, but there has been some activity lately on the baby front. Nothing for sure (trust me, you would know... but definitely some activity). We are learning so much about ourselves and the amazing people who are in our lives.
As of today, our home study has been approved for 3 months which means we've been in "paper pregnancy labor" for 3 months. It's nothing compared to how long other families wait, but it's still 3 months.
But just this week, we've been really encouraged from people in our community. The Deacons at the church where I work met this week and decided to donate $580 to our adoption fund. This was given to me while I was working on the glider for our nursery at a friend's house. Matt was given a donation by one of the vets in his hospital. And today, a family who I met through ARBC (the church where I work) called and said that they are having a yard sale tomorrow and will donate all of their proceeds to us. Wow!!
What a unique season of life this is! It's humbling. Encouraging. Uplifting. Confusing. Thought-consuming.
In my head, there are so many blog posts about this season. I want to remember it all, but I don't want to be annoying. I don't want to come across in the wrong way. So I'll wait for a better time... but I will say that if anyone wants to talk (in real life) about all this, I'm up for it! I like processing things while talking them through. Another reason I have this here blog... to process things while I write. :)
Enough randomness... I will close with this, for now:
If anyone out there is considering adoption but intimidated by the costs, be encouraged! God has a heart for orphans, and He will provide! He has created us to "multiply and fill the earth with the image of God". He desires for Christian families to raise children and bring them up for His glory. He will provide. He IS providing for us!