It is astounding to pause and just bask in the peace of God and that reality that He has brought us here. The adoption of our first born is something that has evolved from years of stirrings in our hearts---from teenagers who felt the longing for love from orphans in Romania and The Dominican Republic to a young married couple who believed God was calling them to adoption someday, to January 2010 being the first time we clicked on various adoption agency websites to begin researching international opportunities, to here, at 12:21 AM on June 15: we are finally, finally packing up and boarding a plane to go meet her. It is amazing.
We are going to use this blog as our main resource of communication while we're away, but at the same time, we just want to unplug and soak up every opportunity that we can while we're there! Even though this isn't the trip that we get to bring her home on, we are filled with joy and anticipation over this stage of the adoption process! Please keep us all in your prayers and go on our behalf before our Savior. We are praying Psalm 16:6 over Little D and all the other children that are awaiting their forever families. We can't wait to share the stories from our trip and photos of our family once this stage is finalized in court. Thanks for coming along with us and being the many, many moments of encouragement that you all have been! We'll keep you posted on the good news!!