Sunday, December 13, 2009

Sometimes I forget........

......I forget I'm expecting.

We're expecting.

Expecting a baby girl.
So this Sunday Snapshot is going to be about our other little girl , the one I've neglected to mention all too often, the one we are waiting to adopt. For more Sunday Snapshots, check out Ni Hao Y'all to the left!

We have no pictures of her, no name and no birthdate, but we will- we're almost 3/4 of the way through our wait now. We've been told that May is probably when we should expect a referral now. In the beginning we calculated February or March at the latest but it looks like late spring. We were not disappointed to hear this news as we are currently living in a teeny tiny town home with only two teeny tiny bedrooms and not a backyard in sight. Not to mention the fact that our adoption savings has now been completely wiped out by our move and dual housing expenses. I'm sure God's aware of this and has adjusted the timeline accordingly. Especially since our decision to adopt came long before we ever knew we were making a huge move like this one. He will provide, we are confident of that.
Even though we don't know who she is yet or have any pictures of her, we have things like these.

Extremely premature I know, but I bought that pink bear back in early summer, about two months into our wait after our homestudy was complete. I had taken our youngest to Boyd's Bear Country to adopt a baby bear as a reward for something, I just can't remember what. Anyhow, while she was going through the adoption process I found this little gem and decided I would buy it and put it away for my second daughter. It felt good and I think it helped to keep her a reality. Then, the night before we were leaving for our big move to Minnesota our neighbors and friends gifted us with the other items you see in the picture.

As I've said before, the wait is hard, but knowing that God is all over this calms us. We know that He knows who she is and that He'll introduce us to her when He's ready.

We can wait for that.


  1. How lovely! I know it must be hard waiting sometimes, but God's purposes prevail! I hope He reveals more of His plan soon for your beautiful family :)

  2. Oh, yes, the waiting is the hardest part! You are sooooo right, though, that none of this takes God by surprise. He is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we can ask or even think! Hugs to you as you wait! ;)

  3. I think it is very important to have something concrete for your daughter while you wait. I know I did. I bought a pair of little purple rain boots from Target. Funny thing is that my daughter never wore them, they were too small! :)

    God does know who your new daughter is! What a blessing!

    I love the PINK, PINK, PINK!
    What a treasure your new little one will be to your family!

    The wait can oftentimes be forever!!! But, in God's perfect timing!