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A friend of ours told us about her church,and how they offer support and advice for couples waiting to adopt.
I went on their website and the organization One27 posted an article that really spoke to us!
As the article mentioned – Winston Churchill once said, “Never give up on something you can’t go a day without thinking about.” That “something” is you!
Josh and I know that “something”, is the child we both can’t wait to meet and parent one day! We can’t wait for that day!
I attached the article below:
There are so many things that we wonder about you. What makes you laugh? What makes you smile? What makes you uniquely you? Though we don’t know your name and can’t picture your face, we feel that our hearts are already connected in a special way. You have been the focus of our prayers for so long! On your first day of school, we were praying for you. For your day-to-day struggles, we ask God to strengthen you. During the huge transition of adoption ahead, we ask God to prepare you, and us, for the future family we will become. Winston Churchill once said, “Never give up on something you can’t go a day without thinking about.” That “something” is you!
The road we’ve been traveling to find you has been long and arduous, but it’s overshadowed by a growing joy. The joy of meeting you. The joy of welcoming you into our family. The joy of loving you as Christ loves us. Even though we’ve never met, there are some things we already know for sure. We know that you were made for a special purpose. The life you’ve lived has shaped you into the incredible person you are today, and the life you’re living is preparing you for who you are called to be in the future. The indescribable hurts, sadness, and unbearable pain you’ve already experienced are the very things that God will use to help you develop a deeper understanding of others, to form a heart for the hurting, and to empower you to make a difference in our broken world.
We’ve come to realize that no one escapes this life without pain and disappointment; we were never promised a life of ease.
We wish that we could erase the burden of all the unjust things that have scarred your young heart and mind during what should have been a time of innocence. We’ve come to realize that no one escapes this life without pain and disappointment; we were never promised a life of ease. Together though, we’re stronger, and we desire to support and encourage you on this journey. We promise to be a soft place to land and a comforting shoulder to lean on, where you can feel safe, secure, and deeply loved.
It is hard to believe we’ve made it through almost a year of paperwork, medicals, criminal records checks, interviews, references, home inspections, and weeks upon weeks of training and homework! Our adoption journey felt incredibly daunting at first, like an insurmountable mountain. Though the ascent exasperated and completely exhausted us at times, we’ve never lost sight of the reason for this pursuit: “Never give up on something you can’t go a day without thinking about.”
Whoever you are, wherever you may be, we want you to know that our love for you has already taken root. Crazy, isn’t it? Though we can’t even picture your face or speak your name, you are constantly in our thoughts.
The time and place that we will finally meet you is still a mystery. We wonder if it will be weeks, months, or even years from now. Nothing seems quite certain and so much feels out of our control. How comforting to us that God already knows when and where. He has already chosen you for our family, and He has chosen us for you too. We can trust that His timing is perfect. He knows that we are meant to be together and His plans for us are good and full of hope!
Whoever you are, wherever you may be, we want you to know that our love for you has already taken root. Crazy, isn’t it? Though we can’t even picture your face or speak your name, you are constantly in our thoughts. We can’t wait to welcome you into our hearts and home and create memorable experiences together. There are so many things that we will discover about one another as we become a family. With great anticipation, we wait for the day that we’ll begin this journey with you! You are chosen. You are precious. You are loved. This we know for sure. ❧