Over the last two blogless months, we have traveled and spent time with family and friends. First the kids and I went and visited Dana and the babies up in DC we went for a week, we swam and had a great time. During our visit we met a family at the pool who our kids played with. It was so much fun.
We came home just in time to have our annual 4th of July party, we had my brother and sister in law, and their children, Dana and Joe and Babies, and our Soldier girl Regan, as well as our family and friends from here, for a big party. It was so much fun! Except for the part where my niece "C" choked really choked on a War head candy, I had to do the Heimlich maneuver on her, word of advice this candy is so sour that at 6 it locked her jaw and she almost choked to death, very scary! Thank you Mr. Heimlich for your maneuver.
Let me back track I get away with myself, I have so little time to blog these days I want to type as fast as I can before a child needs me....
Over the last few months, after we asked our group for prayer, yet again our hearts are changing, funny how when you give God control he takes it! See my wonderful husband came to me a few weeks after we had the Wed. night prayer and asked me if I ever thought the reason we weren't pregnant yet was because God really wanted us to adopt? I said " Well I hadn't really thought about it, I kind of feel like that's the last resort." At this point he says I think maybe it's supposed to be the first resort... WHAT? HD goes on to explain that he is feeling God leading us to adopt, we know we really want a little girl we want Daisy to have a sister so much, and we feel like we should already have a child, I often feel like a 2 year old girl is missing? So maybe just maybe God wants us to adopt our child and then and only then will he continue with his plans for us, to either get pregnant or not... HD admitted to me he has always felt like we should adopt and if I was to get pregnant right now he would never seek out to adopt a 5th child ( he would like us to be able to eat) but if we adopt and then go on to have 5 or more children he would be fine with that! WOW! I have to say yet again, my husband is wonderful, a man who is totally happy with 3 kids, has a vasectomy reversal because he loves his wife so much, and now God has went on to show him that not only is he willing to have one more but all that God has for us is just what we both want.
I have to tell you that it has been a whirl wind, we have looked into the Foster program in our state, with children who's parents, parental rights have been terminated and are for adoption, we are going to get the process started on that end. We also found out that HD's company will give us 10,ooo$ toward the adoption of any child, infant or older. We know that we want a girl, we also know she needs to be younger than Daisy. To tell you the truth, I really have started to feel like my daughter is already born, and an urgency to go get her has formed in my heart.
After our 4th of July party HD had to go out of town for 2 weeks and when he got this job and stopped traveling we made a commitment to always be together, so when Daddy goes we go! So off we went back to DC. so I had 2 more weeks of fun swimming and playing and visiting Dana. I spoke earlier of some people we met at the pool well, one day she mentioned her child's birth mother and my heart skipped a beat, I said "did you say birth mother" You know how when anything big is going on in you life you like to find people who have already walked this road and pick their brain, God placed this woman in my path and she was more than willing to fill me in on the whole process. She told me of an agency in our State Capital who deals with foster adoption, infant adoption and placement. I just know God put us together.
I am making a phone call this morning to this agency and I am praying that his will be done. I am now ready to start this process and I am ready for what God has for us. I am sure this will be a long road, but no longer than the waiting I have already be doing. So for those few who still read this from time to time pray for us, pray we can help a little girl have a better life, pray for our children who ask God daily to give this family more children, pray for me that I can remain calm and steadfast in this time. Thank you.