Thursday, September 13, 2007

adoption

Well I decided to join the Women's ministry and yesterday was the kick-off. We are going to be doing the Amazing Collection, which will allow me to read and study the entire Bible in 3 years, You can read about my experience here.
Anyway, I started thinking about the process of adoption, which we started almost one year ago.

I asked God to bring something new into our marriage, God led us to adoption.

I asked God for new friends for the both of us, God less us to adoption

I asked God for patience, God led us to adoption

I asked for God to bring me closer to Him, God led us to adoption

I longed for us to be a part of a wonderful church, God led us to adoption

I asked God to teach me how to be a better nurse, God led us to adoption

This process has changed my entire way of thinking. 6 years ago, we were getting ready to get married and had discussed children and all the things you are supposed to talk to. I can assure you that adoption was not even discussed. I can not believe how my heart and mind have changed over the past 6 years. Its awesome.
Oh I know the wait is long. I want a family now. I must be patient. I must not worry over things I can not control. Easier said than done. I will eventually get down over this wait. I hope not, but I must be realistic. I am just going to enjoy it now!
Our LynnMarie is not even here, and I feel like we have had a life changing experience!!!

10 comments:

nikki said...

I never could have imagined how much adoption was going to change my whole life...how much it would change ME. God is good -- and He has only just begun!

Janet said...

Isn't it funny how adoption comes into your life? I NEVER thought I would adopt, and now it's such a huge part of my life. I love how God works.

Tracy said...

Adoption is such a blessing. I can't even imagine my life without Hannah. You are on an awesome journey!

Mommy Spice said...

It is and will be lifechanging for the rest of your life. It is truly one of the most amazing things we've experienced in our lives. I'm so happy for you and where God has taken you....through adoption.

Tammy said...

Adoption is such a journey and what a privilege it is to be invited by God to join Him on it. May we all continue to grow closer to Him through it!

CJ and Donna said...

Adoption is a wonderful thing and I am glad I can share it with you :)

eggrolls and chopsticks said...

Amy,
LynnMarie is in your heart and that is what keeps you going and that is what counts. Once you made the decision to adopt you instantly become a mummy. If someone makes an off the cuff comment about adoption or something like that your defenses go up because you are a mummy and you are defending your daughter, LynnMarie.
So glad you are enjoying the wait.

Tracey & Mike said...

I too never thought I would adopt. It's amazing how your spirit bonds to these children even before you see their faces.

Kristy said...

Your precious!

I can soooo relate here.....adoption has changed us too - and I'm thankful for that.....
Blessings ~

OziMum said...

Yep! Todd keeps telling me, that he thinks the SOLE reason God has us on this journey is to teach me PATIENCE!!!

Still got alot to learn!