Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Blessings Beyond Description

So, I've sat here for the past 5 minutes just trying to figure out how to start this post, trying to figure out what words can possibly do justice to the feelings of thankfulness and blessing I have right now. Almost 3 years ago, a seed was planted in our hearts. That seed has finally broken through the ground...after months and months of waiting, it is finally happening, and I am almost at a loss for words.

Over 2 years ago, after much research, prayer, and consideration, we took a big step. We officially applied to adopt a child from China. We knew it would be a long wait, but also knew that was what we were supposed to do, and that it was the right timing. With no idea where the path would take us, or how long, we jumped into the crazy world of international adoption, and started heaps and heaps of paperwork exploring and describing nearly every aspect of our lives.

Finally, we have something to show for it.

A child....and she's awesome.

Sunday, I found her. She was perfect. Perfectly created by God, just the way he intended. Perfect for us, perfect for our family. I can't wait to get her home.

Everything worked out. We inquired about her, got her medical file, talked to some doctors, talked to some friends and family, prayed, and knew. This was our daughter. It didn't take long to make the decision....we just knew.

I can't say but so much until China approves things....but I can say that she's 17months old right now and has a cleft lip and palate. Her lip was "repaired" in China (I use the word repaired loosely because it doesn't look like it was done very well to me, so it will probably have to be revised), but her palate remains open. She has big brown eyes and a sweet little face. She looks to be right on track in terms of growth and development. She rocks, and I am so humbled that God is choosing to entrust us with her care. Humbled that He chose our family. Thankful for His perfect timing. Thankful for His faithfulness. Thankful that He keeps His promises that when he begins a good work, he is faithful to complete it.

I am so completely excited for the journey to continue...I could do without all the paperwork that is looming, but I absolutely cannot wait for our family to be complete. We should hopefully go get her in about 4-6 months! HOORAY!!!

1 comment:

  1. Oh Jen I am so excited for you!!!!! It must be so encouraging to know that there's a light at the end of this VERY long tunnel. What a blessing you will be to this little girl! How awesome that her mama is a nurse?! I can't wait to see pictures! We are praying for you guys and that the next 4-6 months go fast (and for her easy transition to her new forever home!).