Thursday, July 03, 2008
This Crazy Thing Called Life
One minute, you can be trying to hit Patrick Williams in the face with a dodge ball...
And the next minute, you can get a phone call from your adoption agency.
And then, within 24 hours, you can be driving to Houston to meet a birth mom who is due within two weeks.
How's that for crazy and unexpected?
We meet a precious birth mom at 5 p.m. today.
She is due in two weeks.
Pray we love her today and encourage her.
It's so different this time.
This time, I am completely fine with meeting this sweet birth mother, praying for her, supporting her...but I would be okay if her baby never comes home to us.
Not okay as in I don't care. I want a baby. I might even steal yours.
Just okay as in I've learned...God's in control of this, not me. He calls us to love. I'm eager to do so. And no matter what...He'll either grow us by blessing us through adopting a baby...or He'll grow us through our grief, and perseverance as we wait on Him.
Either way...we grow.
And for the first time in my life, I'm fine with growth being the only reward.