Don’t let this picture fool you. These boys can act crazy! If you want to see, just come over to our house and pretend you are a social worker working on our home study. One wanted to change into his pajamas, then wanted to take his shirt completely off. One wanted to sit in my lap and demanded that I tickle him. The third wanted to go in the backyard and risk our big dog escaping in the process. 

Lesson 1: If you plan on adopting and currently have children and/or animals living in your home, your children and/or animals will do things they have never done before during the home study visit. Just knowing this helps a little. 

Our third home study visit is done. Our autobiographies are done. Fingerprints are halfway done (waiting on mine). After my fingerprints the U.S. Government will run a background check. Compared to the adoption of our littles, the fingerprint /background check part of the process is super fast!

Yesterday, I started a chronological bible reading plan. Genesis 3:16 To the woman he said, “I will surely multiply your pain in childbearing; in pain you shall bring forth children.”

Since I have never birthed a child, I don’t know the bodily pain of bearing a child. However, I do compare the adoption process to birth pains. Sometimes it can seem unbearable. The waiting, the wishing, the lists, the papers, the forms, the needle sticks, and the questions. These pains do not subside once your child is here. There are follow up forms, visits, and questions. There is grief and pain that your little one brings with them. 

Somehow, it is still beautiful. Somehow, it is still totally worth it. 

Not somehow. God is how. 

Abiding in Him. 

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Mac Moody
    Jun 02, 2015 @ 12:54:25

    As you know Grandpa is ready to give this child the same amount of love and caring that he has given the others. He just wishes the process could be sped up so we can hug and hold her sooner.


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