You’ve all been great about patiently waiting with us on this journey thus far. “Have you heard anything?” and “When are you getting your baby?” are common questions I hear each week. Your excitement with us is encouraging… I thought the frequent questions would make me feel defeated, but it actually reminds me that this whole thing is real. In the drudgery of waiting and the busyness of life, I’ve found myself forgetting that there will.be.a.baby.
A REAL baby.
That is OURS.
I do feel a little discouraged. Almost five months with only 3 opportunities and 30+ waiting families we are technically “competing” with… I’m not great at statistics, but the probability sure doesn’t seem great.
But what I’ve learned from our whole experience of building a family is that God’s purposes extend beyond my personal happiness and desires. That He has just the RIGHT baby for us, and we “just haven’t met you yet” as Michael Buble so wonderfully puts it.
Did I ever tell you how I touched his hand?
It’s on video. I can prove it. But I think only if you’re friends with my mom or me on facebook:
Wait, except my face isn’t in it, just my hand…
Oh, but I guess these Go-Go Gadget “piano fingers” (that actually were never any good at playing piano) are pretty unique. And those wrinkly knuckles. Why do I have such wrinkly knuckles?
Promise you folks, that’s really my hand. Fo’ real.
Anyway, where was I going with this? Oh yeah…
As discouraging as it is sometimes, we know that sometimes God takes us down what seem like single-lane, meandering, dead-end roads to lead us to spectacular sights.
So thank you all for your encouragement and excitement, even if you get multiple responses of “Nope, no news.” Don’t give up on us!
And don’t worry about us either. Though the adoption stuff seems like it’s not going anywhere right now, Elise is keeping us plenty busy with potty training.
I never thought I would want to keep changing diapers. But honestly, sometimes it’s just so much easier.
Good thing her high-pitched little “woohoo’s!!” and precious little fist pumps make the hassle entertaining.
Oh, and speaking of entertaining, did I mention what Elise would like to name the baby?
We’re really into Raffi around here.
I told her maybe that can be the baby’s middle name.