Monday, August 24, 2009

Still in suspense??

A few weeks ago I posted about "exciting things" that may be coming to our house. I left you all in wonder and suspense...I hope. I am happy to report that now is as good of time as any to share the "exciting things" with you.

About 2 weeks ago I got a random text message from a friend asking if we were willing to adopt again in the future, potentially. My heart raced and I answered "or course!" My hubby and I have talked about wanting to adopt another child in the future if the opportunity ever came along. We had a ton of questions but seeing this information was being passes down by a friend of a friend of a friend, we couldn't find out all our answers. But we told our friend to pass along that we were very interested. She did that for us and on sat. afternoon we had our first conversation with the family that has "baby girl" (I know, a girl!! Excitement is not even the word!). I can't get into all the details with you, as it is not my story to tell, but I can tell you we got to meet baby girl last night! She is BEAUTIFUL!! She is 7 (almost 8) months old and just as happy as can be. The family she is living with is older (like mid 40's) and would love to adopt her, but just dont know if they would be doing baby girl a dis-service because they are older. They decided to look elsewhere to see if they could find another loving family who would be willing to adopt. That would be us. Last night we met the family (foster family that is) and baby girl. We spent about 2 hours there talking and asking questions. At the end of our visit we decided to take the week and pray about it. Pray for God to show us all his will for this sweet baby and for answers to be shown to us all. Over the next week can you pray for all involved. Pray that we keep the baby's best interest at heart and that we all are willing to listen to God? Even if that means she does not come to live with us.

So there it is. Another adoption? Malachi not being the only child and having 2 kids only 6 months apart? Its a lot to think about, but I am trusting God and his master plan for our lives!!!

Be in suspense no longer!

7 comments:

Emily said...

That is amazing news! I got chills up and down when I read it! I will keep your family and sweet little girl in our prayers. My whole life I have always wanted to adopt. Now that I have sweet Justin, I hope to maybe adopt another little one with Down syndrome. We'll see. Thanks for sharing...

Denise said...

How exciting for you!! From an outsiders point of view it is so easy for me to say "go for it" but I understant that you will be living the reality of having two little ones so close in age. You answer will come through prayer I am sure. Does this little angel have special needs as well?? Good luck with your decision. I, too, have thought at times about adopting but just don't know if that is meant for us. We will all be anxiously awaiting your decision.

The Hortons...one day at a time. said...

thanks ladies. Baby girl has no special needs! she is right on track!!

Mommy to those Special Ks said...

How exciting!!!! Keeghan and Kellsey are 6 months apart too!!! We'll be praying as you make your decision!

Kristin said...

Wow - terrific news! If it's meant to be, the age won't matter. I'm excited to hear more. By the excitement in previous posts, I think you know. I'm sure you've been weighing the pros and cons. We'll be praying that you'll have a confirmation come thru your prayers as to your decision. {I always thought kiddos close in age would be a blessing to get out of diapers quicker and get all the sleepless nights overwith sooner.}

Lacey said...

I knew it. I wish someone would just come up and ask me if we wanted to adopt a baby. I'm getting so antsy to adopt my girl. But I know I should wait until we move to were we will be for good.

Anderson Family said...

Oh what exciting news. We hope you find your answers - that is a big decision. I've heard having babies close together is hard when they are babies but wonderful when they are toddlers because they play so well together.

We hope your answers come soon! We will be waiting for the update.