Somewhere out there is a little girl, possibly even a little boy, who will soon make Hadassah a "big sister".
And that, my friends, is such a big deal. A great big exciting, nerve-wracking and wonderful deal! For Hadassah. For us. For the little child who will soon be taken away from everything (s)he's known since the moment of birth until now and placed into our family where, by God's grace, we will be able to provide stability, hope, joy. And love.
I've mentioned our hope to adopt a couple of times on the blog. I've drafted several posts about it. Yet I've never managed to click "publish". One particular draft was long, sharing a lot of details about PCOS, infertility, a miscarriage and how that led us here, to this point. And I could talk a lot about the process. Oh there are plenty of lengthy paragraphs I could write, stories and feeling I could share. But the sum total of it all is this: God is good. And faithful. And sovereign. And praise-worthy! So in an attempt to leave you with only that thought, I'm going to give you a simple update and hope that you forgive my lack of details.
Today we handed in our signed copy of the draft of our Home Study. (You might remember seeing this picture on my Instagram feed ages ago...this isn't a picture of the actual Home Study, but the envelope was the same and it was adoption related. So for the sake of having a picture with the post, I've cheated a little...) We've completed training, we've been evaluated by our case worker, we've tweaked our home to meet their criteria. We've waited! :) And soon, perhaps as soon as a month, we will be matched up with a little addition to our family. The concept crashed over me and my emotions yesterday and swept me away. Not only the idea that we will go from a family of 3 to 4 in mere months, but that God has had us matched up before the beginning of the world. Mind boggling. Isn't it?
Ephesians 1:3-10We covet your prayers!