I have alluded to it a little, asked for your very generous prayers, and remained pretty vague thus far, but I thought I'd share just a little more information on the topic.
This situation happened much like Clara's did. Well, many parts were very different. But, like hers, it was sudden, surprising, and a big old web of grace.
And we became involved, once again, because of an amazing blogger friend. We should seriously be the poster-family for growing your family with the help of social media!
I just wanted to tell you all about this now, officially, because there has been a lot I've wanted to say about it (obviously this has been a huge part of our lives as of late!) and there has been a lot I've wanted to ask you for advice on too, yet I wanted to keep it quiet for a while. We are working on travel plans right now (the baby will be born many states away from us), as much as you can plan for something like that. We are also nearly home study approved (just waiting for CPS to clear, that is all!), which has been quite a whirlwind. If you had told me six months ago that we'd complete a home study by the end of the year, I would have thought you were totally and utterly crazy. And yet, God continues to surprise me. After Clara and Luke, you'd think that I should expect God's surprises at this point!
Even still, it is hard for me to wrap my mind around the idea that this is happening. At times, it wasn't looking very likely, so we decided to just go as far as God would take us. And here we are, just a few weeks away. Just as with Clara's adoption, my prayer was for God to open doors if this was His will. Well, so far not only have doors swung wide open, but it's like we've been on one of those people-conveyer-belts at the airport. We haven't even had to do the walking.
So we continue on this path, as far as God will take us. We continue to pray for the mom, the baby girl, and for God's will to be done. We thank you so much for all the prayers you have said for us so far. And if you get a chance this Advent, please say another prayer for this situation if you can.