Happy Monday, everyone!
This post was inspired by Amanda's Little Happies post last week, where she wrote about celebrating her 500th day of marriage. Soon after reading her post, I was curious. So I found a website that calculates this stuff for you, and wouldn't you know, John and I had been married 998 days! So I waited two days to say anything and surprised John with a message on our bathroom mirror, just like Amanda's husband did to surprise her! And the fun didn't stop there. The rest of the day had a few more awesome surprises, all that I chock up to God taking good care of us on our special 1,000th day. Here's what happened...
Was it any of you? If so, THANK YOU!! Otherwise, it's just random folks who've found my blog through a google search. My second Stitch Fix post has over 350 views, which is more than double the views of my other popular posts, meaning I'm getting lots of random google search hits. So, thank you blog followers or internet strangers! Y'all just bought me a pretty dress or something fun from my next fix, which arrives May 1st, btw. You rock!
Fact #1: I love you more with each day that passes. It's like a balloon that we put some more air in every day.
Fact #2: That balloon is three times the size of Jupiter (minimum).
I talked to our adoption agency in the afternoon to let them know just how much we LOVED the Empowered to Connect adoption/foster conference we attended. I let the director know we'd still like to wait until mid-June for our profile to be shown to birthmoms, just so we can really be ready for baby, unless there's a baby that the agency really thinks is perfect for us.
That's when the director started telling me about a baby who would be perfect for us.
John and I chatted a long while about what that baby, AKA the baby we would not need to wait until mid-June to show our profile for, would look like during our 4-hour car ride home from the conference last weekend. This birthmom/baby the director told me about met every one of our criteria. EVERY ONE! It was almost as if God was listening to our "perfect baby" conversation and answering a prayer!!
I won't go into too many details to protect the birthmom and her little one, but it's a boy! Due mid-May (ahhhh!)! From what the agency can tell, she's had a very healthy pregnancy and is very certain about her adoption plan. The birthfather situation is not complicated, considered low risk.
John and I had a long discussion on our 1,000th night of marriage to decide if we really should show our profile. We talked lots about the way we see our life playing out over the next 10 years and decided 1 month is nothing in the grand scheme of things. So we're going to show our profile!!!!!
I'm trying not to get too excited or attached, because birthmom may not pick us, but I can't help it! Though, if this baby isn't meant for us, I have found a silver lining in all this -- if birthmom doesn't pick us, it means we get to go on our awesome mission trip with my youth group teens this summer. So that'll hopefully keep my spirits lifted if this doesn't work out. But still, SO EXCITING!
I'm not sure how long it'll take for us to know if we've been picked, but I imagine we'll hear within the next two weeks. Until then, would you mind praying for some special intentions? For the birthmom to continue to have a healthy pregnancy, for her to make the best choice for herself and her baby, and for us to either be truly ready if we get the yes (!!) or not too sad if this baby is not meant for us.
Also, please pray for all those discerning adoption, all those working on their homestudy, and all those in the waiting-for-baby stage. I feel like there are a bunch of bloggers out there currently in the adoption process, so let's shower them with prayers too!
Thank you, friends! Have a blessed Holy Week!