Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Is Adoption an Emotion?

Right along with being happy, sad, or melancholy, sometimes I wonder if adoption is a state of being that takes on a whole new way of feeling that can't be described. I know that what I just proposed is not to be taken literally, but I just have to wonder sometimes. What I have learned through all of the ups and downs of adoption is to LOVE today. God has designed this day, September 24, 2008, to be the day that He has waited for thousands of years to make. And even though it is 10pm and almost over, I need to appreciate the value of today and what He is doing now. Sometimes we can get caught up with trying to hurry up to get to the next faze, goal, or whatever benchmark we're trying to get to, that we forget that THIS day might be what He has been trying to get us to. Even though it may seem insignificant and uneventful, I don't want to miss IT!! I really want to see what He is doing and understand the journey He has me on. In reflecting on the experience we had last week, I am able to see how God has used it for good. When we were considering this young man, we also settled it in our hearts that we would adopt an infant girl as well. When we learned we wouldn't be able to adopt the older child, we couldn't let go of the idea of adopting a baby girl. So, I am thankful for this day; for on this day the things I am learning and the things that are happening are having an effect on my tomorrow ;)


Jori said...

Kelly ~ So thinking of you!!! Thank you so much for praying about our court date - I keep telling myself to that I must guard my heart but I just can't seem to get past the "travel in November" feeling. I guess we will see how things are working when courts get up and running again. So happy to hear you have processed last week and you are moving foreward ~ a little girl is soon to be yours and THEN I would be honored to take photo's for you!! :):) I just can't believe we are actually getting this far ~ somedays are more real than others :):) Praying you will be getting your "call" soon!!!!
love ya, jori
PS Do you still have shirts available? Sizes? Cost?

ethiHOPEia said...

Amen! I like your post about not rushing ahead and missing what the Lord has for us each day. It is so easy to do that in this process we are on.
Blessings for your day TODAY!

Mark & Mel Harpold said...

Thank you for the reminder! So true!


Zack and Rebecca Caldwell said...

That is a great reminder and a great attitude! Praying for you guys! said...

Wonderful thoughts! I am so thankful for our travels this month - God is forcing us to 'live', and not just 'wait'. I'm very thankful you have found peace in God's will for your adoption! I remembered when we first met, you said you felt strongly that you'd be referred a girl...and, she already has a precious story!
Alisa :)

Jamie Jo said...

Adoption IS an emotion, I think and NO ONE can understand it who hasn't "done" it!!! I love you!