To Love a Rose: An Ethiopian Adoption Journal

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Grateful Thinking

Since we got the phone call from the adoption agency, I've been thinking a lot about our future child's birth mother.  For certain she will become pregnant within the next few months.  I wonder about her situation, her circumstances.  Is she okay?  Is she in a bad situation?  Who is the father-to-be of her child, our child?  Is she young?  Is she extremely poor?  Does she have a job?  An education?  So many questions.  Many that may not ever be answered...

I have started praying for her daily.  No matter how painful this experience has the potential to be on either side, I will never forget how grateful I am to this brave woman in Ethiopia who is going to provide an adoption plan for her child that he/she may become a part of my forever family.  I have been feeling SO grateful these past few days thinking of this woman, the birth father, the birth family, and Ethiopia as a country and it's willingness to allow foreigners like myself to adopt and love their children.

So, today, I am thinking only grateful thoughts.  I am amazed that from one family's potential sorrow and pain, another family is made whole and happy.  I hope and pray for the best possible situation for our relationship with this brave woman and her family.  I hope I get to meet her.  I hope that I get to tell her how grateful I am.  I want to hug her and promise to her that I will forever love and cherish our child.

God works in miraculous ways, and I feel as though I am about to take part in a miracle!  What a gracious, compassionate, fantastic God we have! 

Love and More Love,

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