He's got this!! Adoption is a tough road to travel and I've always called it an emotional roller coaster. But, with each of our journeys, God has placed a special person in my life to journey alongside of and each of these women have become lifetime friends who I adore.
This journey is no different and I was blessed to meet Jodi a few months ago. She and I are using the same agency and our girls are from the same orphanage and close to the same age. We talk and compare notes everyday. We pray for one another, we laugh and we cry together. She and I have both had a rough few weeks lately as we are waiting on our LOA from China. But we have continued to pray and support one another and I truly would be lost without her through all of this.
Well, her daughter is celebrating her second birthday today and she sent a cake to the orphanage. She told me that she specifically prayed for our Lyla Lu to be in the pictures that the orphanage would take and send to her. She specifically prayed that Lyla was seated right next to her daughter. Now, keep in mind that there are HUNDREDS of children in this orphanage and with that in mind, take a look at the picture she received today....
Words of wisdom from another adoptive momma .... “When you say YES to adoption, you are saying YES to enter the suffering of the orphan, and that suffering includes WAITING FOR YOU TO GET TO THEM. I promise you, their suffering is worse than yours. We say YES to the tears, YES to the longing, YES to the maddening process, YES to the money, YES to hope, YES to the screaming frustration of it all, YES to going the distance through every unforeseen discouragement and delay. Do not imagine that something outside of “your perfect plan” means you heard God wrong. There is NO perfect adoption. EVERY adoption has snags. We Americans invented the “show me a sign” or “this is a sign” or “this must mean God is closing a door” or “God must not be in this because it is hard,” but all that is garbage. You know what’s hard? Being an orphan. They need us to be champions and heroes for them, fighting like hell to get them home. So we will. We may cry and rage and scream and wail in the process, but get them home we will.” –Jen Hatmaker