Thursday, July 16, 2009

Quick Update and a Prayer Request

I want to thank everyone for their comments, emails, and prayers recently. I am feeling much better than I was when I posted Tough Times. I have had several people tell me the Lord has brought me to their minds over this last week to pray for me. This is just one way I have seen God show His love for me. I have not always believed God loved me - I knew the Bible said so, but I didn't believe it in my heart. It may seem hard to believe, but it has been in the midst of infertility that I have come to know of God's unfailing love for me.

Last night we had dinner with our friends Philip and Joia, who we met when we were stationed at Eglin. Philip is here in DC for military training. We had a wonderful time with them and their children. Visit Joia's blog for some great pictures of our evening. I really need times like this with friends who allow me to have fun holding and playing with their kids. I have this fear that because it has been so long for us (over 4 and a half years of trying) that we will become so accustomed to our life without kids that we won't adjust when/if we finally have them. Times like last night reassure me that this fear is baseless. I still love being around children. Sometimes it hurts, but I still cherish these times.

Right now I am sitting in Panera in Bowie, MD using the free WiFi. John and I are getting ready to go to a domestic adoption information meeting at a church here in Bowie. The meeting is put on by Bethany Christian Adoption Services, the adoption agency we think we will use. Please pray for God's clear direction for John and I. We sense Him leading us to pursue domestic infant adoption, but we want to be sure. Thank you all for your prayers.


Alicia said...

I'm glad that you were able to enjoy the night and the children. Some times I wonder too if we will be so set in our ways that it would be more of a challenge to adjust to kids. I will be praying for the domestic adoption seminar that you and your husband will be attending. Exciting stuff!

Jennifer said...

While I understand the burning desire to have children, I felt compelled to tell you that I am adopted and adoption is a wonderful thing. In the Old Testament, you were able to disown your birthed children but not your adopted ones! Adoption is so special! Also, we are all adopted as children of GOD! How exciting to be starting your adoption process.

Mark and Niki said...

Praying for you as you take this next step. The meetings are a big step. We have our first home study meeting next week! EEEK!

Flakymn said...

JB and I had tentatively signed up to go to one of these meetings ... I love Bethany and have always had a great peace about them. I am sure you will love them. One thing I know for sure is that God will make his path PERFECTLY clear. I promise you that.

Could you update after the meeting so we all know how it went? :) Do you have internet at your house?

Also, just so you know, I think I echo what EVERYONE else who knows you and John would tell you. You two would be the best parents EVER. I would leave my boys with you for a LIFETIME without one second thought. Whichever child is placed in your arms will be an amazingly lucky child.

Monika said...

Praying for you guys as you attend the seminar! (((hugs)))