And as you can see, I love pumpkins!
I was looking back at our timeline and thinking about our journey so far. We started the adoption process over 2 years ago. We have been planning for a child for 3 years. I remember 3 years ago we moved into our house (that we no longer live at) in Waynesboro because it had 3 bedrooms and we wanted to start a family soon. That Winter we had to decide when - because that would determine how my endocrinologist would treat my PCOS, so we decided okay, let's go for it, let's see what happens. That lead to 6 months of trying medicine for my PCOS, doing internal ultrasounds to look at my ovaries, trying to see what makes me ovulate, and seeing what fertility medicines may or may not work. First, that cost a LOT of money, second the medicines made me sick and had nasty side effects, and third this was just "testing" we weren't allowed to try to start a family yet because it wasn't safe. Then we decided, well, we've always talked about adoption, why aren't we looking into that? So, we looked, and researched and then June 2014 we decided to pursue adoption. And most of you know the rest if you have followed this blog from the beginning.
And now, here we are 3 years after moving into a house with 3 bedrooms, moving into a nicer and bigger apartment, and still pursuing our dream of having a child. It is so cool to look back and see how far we have come in that time. Our apartment is way nicer than our house, Adam has a new job with a big raise, we have a great church that understands and supports adoption, we have paid off a car, gotten ourselves (mostly) out of debt, we have great friends who are our support system, and we are ready for our baby to come. It feels like all this time God was allowing things to fall into place so we would be even more prepared and ready for our child.
One day, we will be able to look back at all of this and know why we waited so long, one day we will see our child and know they are the reason we waited so long, one day, all of God's testing will make sense, and one day our family will be complete. I cannot wait for that one day! It is a great reminder that as a believer we are always to look to the "one day" and live in the now. "Keep your eyes on the Kingdom of Heaven." We look forward to our hope, that we get to be with our Heavenly Father and Savior in the promised land. So, we wait for that or for His return anxiously. One day.
For now, as we wait, we praise God for the position we are in, for the wait, for the call to adopt, for adopting us into His family, and for the child He has promised us.
Please continue to pray for us and with us as we wait and as we pray desperately that our child will be home soon. We also applied for 2 more grants last week, so please pray for the people who decide on the grants as the make decisions, and pray for the rest of our funding to come in.
Thank you so much for all of your continued support. You guys are seriously the best.