Back in December I made a phone call to Colorado and spoke with a waiting mom in the adoption pool at our agency. I had never met her before, but a counselor asked me if I’d be willing to talk and listen and encourage her in the midst of the wait.
We hit it off right away and talked for at least a couple of hours about the ups and downs, the unavoidable expectations, and the heart-wrenching loneliness of the wait.
And for both of us, we shared what it was like to experience the devastating loss of being chosen but not coming home with the baby we thought was God’s choice for us. I haven’t met many others who know this kind of grief.
I hung up that phone and landed on my knees for this family. I wanted so much for she and her husband (and two biological children) to be chosen soon. I was convinced that God had big plans for them, that open adoption was His plan for them. And there was one thing that she shared with me that caused me to pray fervently.
Her daughter, in Costco of all places, stopped her mom in her tracks and told her that she just knew God was going to give them a baby in January. Um, okay. Ha ha.
But I thought, God, wouldn’t that be cool? You just have to do that! Give them a baby in January, God.
Tonight I got an exciting email from her. This sweet family has been blessed with a baby boy!! He was born in October but placed in their home in January.
I know a lot of their friends and family were committed about praying for them. But I feel very privileged that God allowed me to do so, as well.
Kind of reminds me of all of you who prayed for our adoption. Thank you!
P.S. If you’re waiting for an adoption, please email me. I’d love to know your name so I can pray for you.