Saturday, February 20, 2010


Not long ago I wrote about wondering if we were pregnant, and being happy with the idea that we might have a surprise baby on the way. And while we were of course thinking about the child, there was something bigger about the possibility that we were pregnant, that we weren't ready to share at that time.

For the past two years, Trevor and I have been on a prayer and research journey. It's one of the most serious things we've ever done as a couple. We felt called to do something in particular, but we weren't sure if we were... sure.

A few months ago this subject became clear -- just like that, God gave us an answer. So we started a process.

Last month, when we wondered about being pregnant, we were also wondering if God was sending us a message. Maybe we had misunderstood His direction, and He wanted something different for us. But no. We are on the right track.

We have never felt so sure in our lives, to be honest. We feel secure in our relationship like we've never felt. Our future feels good and solid. We get what we're supposed to do, what we really, truly long to do.

The journey we are on, the path we have been following, is about to become much more public. So over the past few days we have told our family and some friends, though we won't tell the girls for another year, probably.

We are adopting a baby.

We are working with an agency to adopt a young child from an orphanage in South Korea. We don't know much about the child who will join our family yet; this is a long process and we will have more details about the actual child in about a year. But we are moving along and things are sounding very, very positive.

I'm looking forward to writing about what we experience along the way. We are so thankful for the supportive kindness everyone has already shown, and we are completely humbled by the months in front of us and by the child who will change our lives in so many wonderful ways.

1 comment:

Liza said...

Congrats! What a wonderful and inspirational leap of faith you are taking. I look forward to following your progress. I will pray for you and your baby! Many blessings!