Sunday, October 28, 2012
And, we are Matched!
But, with this call came a big decision that we would need to take the night to pray about. See, we had also inquired about another little girl last spring while we were waiting. We started wondering if there was something else God was calling us to as well. Another little girl from Maria's Big House of Hope caught our attention, and her file came through at the same time. We were offered to think about taking a look at her file too. If you are adopting a child from the "special focus" program, you can adopt 2 with the same dossier. This other little girl was considered a special focus child (Meaning because of her needs, she goes into a category of more extensive special needs. These adoptions are processed a little differently, and usually faster.) This precious little 2 year old has down syndrome. We were very drawn to her and researched DS all summer. I even had to do a presentation for a class about children with down syndrome, and my heart was completely made over for children with "designer genes". I can tell you I was torn apart that night and all the next day. I was suppose to be so very excited about Lulu's referral, and I sure was, but my heart was so heavy.
After a lot of prayer and agonizing hours, I finally made the decision. And yes, Ty left it up to me (and would be fine either way, wow, this man is amazing!) because he knew I would take the brunt of the medical appointments and therapy appointments, along with everything else that is a part of my daily schedule. Finally, I had decided that adopting 2 children at the same time would be too much for our family. We are praying for this little girl, Claire, and we know that God will find an amazing family for her. Even now, typing about her, I am stirred up. But, after finding out more about Lulu and her needs, I know we are on the right path.
Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy.
Posted by Whitford Class Blog at 5:10 PM