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This match has been a longggggggg time coming. We've been in this adoption process for three years now, and can't believe that it's finally happening!!!!!! We are just in complete SHOCK!!!

We got THE call last Friday the 2nd at 4:07pm. I'll never ever forget it. The Lord's timing in all of this just blows us away. Last Monday and Tuesday we were really struggling with what the Lord wanted us to do. We knew our home study update was Thursday morning and we had to make a decision if we were going to continue with our adoption through our agency or pursue another route. We begged the Lord for a clear direction and wisdom. Wednesday, I received an email from a complete stranger who told us she felt the Lord leading her to cover our home study update fee. WE WERE BLOWN AWAY! We knew it was completely from the Lord and we took it as our clarity to move forward with updating our homestudy with our agency. Thursday morning, our social worker came over to update our homestudy. During her visit, she told us of a birthmom (BM) who was very interested in our profile book. Of course, we got excited over the news, but I didn't really think much would come of it because of all the nos we had gotten in the past. Well, Friday afternoon, I'm prepping our home for a shower I was throwing and right in the middle of putting up some decor my social worker texts me and says that the BM who is interested in us is at the office asking more questions about us. I told josh and just IMMEDIATELY started praying that by SOME MIRACLE she would want to meet us. Not 15 minutes later, my phone rings....

My social worker said "she's pretty much picked y'all, she just wants to meet Wednesday". WE WERE IN SHOCK!!!!! It was THE LONGEST WEEKEND OF MY LIFE. We told the news to some family and close friends so they could be praying. Wednesday finally rolls around and Josh and I just kept saying "is this real life????" The ride up there was quiet. We prayed and prayed and prayed.

Meeting her was the most surreal experience of my life. I just kept staring at her like a weirdo because I couldn't believe she was sitting there, choosing us. The meeting couldn't have gone any better. She is all things lovely, strong, beautiful, and courageous. We love her dearly! We left the meeting unsure if we were officially chosen until my social worker texts us confirming she did choose us and wanted to move forward with us!!!!!!!! AGAIN, IS THIS REAL LIFE!??????!!!!!!!!!!!

We rode home in just complete shock of what had just happened. WE ARE MATCHED!!!!!

This sweet baby is due September 30th!! Just a few weeks away!! We were cautious in sharing this news because nothing is official until papers are signed, but we wanted to share and celebrate the Lord moving!  and ask for LOTS OF PRAYERRRRR!!!! please consider praying for us, our BM, and baby daily!!

-Please pray for our BM. She is an amazing woman who we love so much already! Please pray for her emotionally, physically, and spiritually. Pray she has an easy pregnancy these last few weeks and an easy and healthy delivery. Pray for peace for her and strength. Pray the Lord draws her to Himself and gives her great peace.

-Pray for the sweet baby! We don't know gender yet, but should find out soon. We won't share publicly until baby is born for privacy reasons. Please pray for health of this baby and safety during delivery.

-Please Pray for our BM's family. Pray they will be supportive and encouraging for the BM. We want her to feel as loved and encouraged as possible.

-Pray that the Lord would allow this adoption to come to completion. We are hopeful and excited and trusting in the Lord. He makes all things new. He is sovereign. And He is faithful. And even if this doesn't work out, HE IS STILL ENOUGH!

Goodness, I feel like I just word vomited all of that out. We are celebrating what the Lord has done and so thankful for how He works! SOLO DE GLORIA!


Carlee said...

I cried reading this. I am SO happy for you and your family! I've been following along with your blog and adoption journey for years and y'all have been so faithful I'm so happy to read this news! I'll be praying!!

Laura Darling said...

This is amazing news. So excited for you! I'll be praying!

Cassie Lee @ Sage the Blog said...

So happy to see this. Congratulations!