Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Going with Bethany

Just a quick update on our adoption process - it looks like we are going to go with Bethany Christian Services. In many ways it doesn't make sense for us to go with Bethany given the time line and wait time, but we sense God leading us in this direction despite these things. Every time I start thinking about going in another direction, I have no peace about it and I find the Lord points me back to Bethany. Initially, as I prayed about what we should do the only answer I got was "wait." At that point I was wondering if we were even supposed to be moving forward with adoption. But I think this was the Lord preparing me for how He was going to lead. At that point I was not yet ready to surrender to a longer time period. But as I continued to hear "wait," I began to surrender to God's timing and became willing to wait upon Him. I believe His ways and timing are perfect. He is our all-knowing, loving, faithful Father and we can trust in the plans He has for us. As I continued to pray about it, I sensed a pull toward Bethany and a peace about it. I then talked it over with John who told me that he had also been praying about it and felt led toward Bethany. I believe this time can be a time of preparation. I have really enjoyed learning about adoption over this last month or so, but I still have much more to learn. Based on what I have learned so far, I am confident I want an open adoption. I am actually surprised at how passionate I am about this.

In other news, I am a little behind on my blog reading and commenting. I am hoping I can catch up soon so my apologies for my lack of support recently. Between work, being out of town, my new exercise classes, and it being the week before my period I have just been exhausted. Even after all this time, it is still such a hard time of the month. I still find myself hoping.

9 comments:

Mark and Niki said...

So glad you're feeling peace about your decision! It took a long time before we got to the agency we felt peace about.

G & H said...

So glad God has lead you to Bethany! I have heard so many wonderful things about them!!!

Flakymn said...

You will never go wrong following God's peace and the child placed in your arms will be WELL WORTH the wait.

Praying it goes super fast!

A said...

I agree- follow God's peace!!! A good friend of mine and her hubby just submitted the formal application to Bethany this past weekend!! They are so excited- I know God has your little one already ordained for you, too!

Alicia said...

WoW! How amazing that you KNOW that God has led you and your husband to Bethany and He has brought you such peace. Praying for you.

Mrs Emilee said...

God always has a plan, and I'm so happy you're going in the right direction. Good luck!

Stacey said...

Thinking of you, Becky. It's so great that you are one step closer to your future child. I pray that it will work out for you that the wait won't be too long. We know, of course, that it will happen in God's perfect timing!

Jackie said...

I am praying for you and agree with the others--follow God's peace!

Lisa said...

Hey Becky...thanks for commenting on my blog, I loved hearing from you and have been reading up on your story. Reading about all you have gone through and seeing your faith is a huge encouragement to me! I am blessed to be part of this community. One of my favorite verses that I claim each month around the time I am supposed to be starting my period..."And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Phillipains 4:7