On My Heart

It’s been crickets around here for the last six months.  The holidays, birthdays and life in general have kept me busy.

And one big thing has been on my heart and mind every day.  I’m excited to finally share it with the world. (If you know me you know that keeping secrets is not a virtue of mine.)

We are adopting!

As I was driving to DotMom thoughts about adoption popped into my head.  I thought, “Oh, that’s silly.” and kept driving.  And then nearly every single speaker proceeded to speak in some way about adoption.  And I straight up ugly cried at Jen Hatmaker’s adoption video.  And I thought this is crazy, but this is my call.

Returning home that Sunday was exciting and terrifying.  I told Joel that I had an amazing weekend.  Then I hugged him tight, took a deep breath and said “and I think maybe we’re supposed to adopt.”

I didn’t ask him about it for weeks.  I knew he needed to be 100% on board and I wasn’t the one to sell it to him.  He had to feel the call too.

Finally I broached the subject.  He said he’s felt like we should be doing more.  More to honor God, to sacrifice and give of ourselves.  I’ve felt it too.

This is the mission to which we’ve been called.  A mission to love with our whole hearts.  We couldn’t be more thrilled.

For the past several months we’ve been talking with agencies trying to determine what country is the best fit for our family.

Our son (yes, son!) is in Burundi.

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We are now beginning the process of paperwork, praying, interviews, paperwork, check writing and more paperwork that will bring him home.

I am looking forward to returning to blogging as we navigate this journey and will covet your prayers, comments and questions along the way!

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