Once upon a time nearly 8 years ago...
a little baby named Juan was brought into our lives through foster care. Juan was on the road to finding a permanent family and we thought it was us.
We loved this boy and couldn't wait for him to be ours.
However, God had different plans.
Though it felt like my heart was being ripped out when we learned he had siblings in another home
they trumped us, it was devastating. The system failed us, the system was NOT truthful or forthcoming. How often in life does this happen with whatever system we are putting our hope in? Systems fail, people fail, sometimes our hearts are dashed to the dust, but what we have learned is, "God never fails!"
God asked, "Do you trust me?"
We also had two adoptions to Guatemala never come to completion, thousands of dollars were lost. God reminded us in our deep sorrow that the money was never ours. He continued to whisper,
"Do you trust me?"
A week ago, after over 18 months of waiting for our state to give us special permission to adopt again (we are over our states limit of 6 children). We received our waiver!! It has been a long quiet road to this wee one. However, we know that God has a purpose and a plan and we are in expectation/waiting mode.
We are expecting a baby. Though she has yet to be identified. The Lord has said her name to us, it means 'wholeness.' He has told her she will be rescued from death; she will not be aborted as planned. We continue to wait the long wait and believe that the God that we have learned to trust, through thick or thin,
has a plan.
Sometimes life has many twists and turns, sometimes tears, sometimes laughter-however we KNOW that God is for us and that no matter where He leads us that His paths lead to peace, goodness and that it is for our good.