We got a call last week that we'd been matched with a birthmother.
And there's a lot to the story.
At the same hour (literally) that our paperwork was being delivered to our new agency,
our old agency called Nick.
This is the same morning that we found out we'd have to do some very expensive home repairs, which gave us pause about the adoption.
I prayed and prayed for peace about the right decision.
Minutes later Nick's phone rang.
A baby girl, due mid August.
There are so many details that you could chalk up to coincidence.
I don't. I chalk it up to God's crazy perfect timing and His love for us.
I want to make sure that you know as I tell this story, that we see His hand so clearly
it nearly takes my breath away.
We've wanted a baby for so long. However that was going to happen, we'd take it.
There were some really little, almost silly details that weren't super important,
but they were little desires of my heart that I gave up to Him, and He answered.
I wanted a baby born before Lute starts kindergarten.
If this is our baby, and all goes according to our hopes,
I'll be home just days before he begins.
We wanted the baby to be born in a big city that was easy to travel to and wouldn't
require a rental car and hours of driving.
We can get a direct flight from our city to hers.
While I would truly be content with a boy or a girl,
I am pretty excited (ok, ecstatic) at the idea of bringing home my little peach.
It's a girl.
There are other little facts about our sweet birthmother that show me how Providential every detail is.
The way He gently assured us we were following the right path as we got the call
within hours of our doubts,
that the new agency hadn't had a chance to cash a very significant,
nonrefundable check to start the process with them,
the overwhelming support in prayer and love and encouragement that we've gotten
from family, friends and all of you.
Our hearts are full. Of love and peace and excitement.
We are well aware that nothing is definite. She could change her mind
before this is all over. So we trust.
And we hope.
And we know that whatever the outcome, there is a baby for us.
Another little gift, another little blessing.
And we can't wait.