Our journey to adoption started months ago as we entertained the idea of what it would be like to adopt, asking ourselves if this is what God is calling us to and trying to figure out what path to venture down…infertility treatment or adoption.
Stuart knew almost instantly that God was leading us to adoption. I felt God directing us towards adoption as well, but wanted to give it a little more time before deciding. Through several talks with friends, my mom and prayers to God, the Lord made it so clear that adoption was where he was leading us.
All along I had been praying Ephesians over Stuart and I that God would grant us a spirit of unity in the bond of peace. I prayed specifically that God would knit our hearts in such a way that we were unified in our decision, and more specifically, that we were making this decision not out of fear but out of perfect peace. Once God gave me that green light and overwhelming peace I couldn’t wait to tell Stu.
I decided the best way to tell him was on date night at my favorite restaurant, La Parrilla. (See picture above). I figured this would be a huge night in our journey so in the future when we had the child and would look back to celebrate it would ensure that we would do it over the best Mexican food. (Call me manipulative but it worked.)
Every Thursday night we have date night together and I knew this night was going to be special. While at dinner, I shared with Stu what God had confirmed in my heart. We cried, smiled and began dreaming of this future ahead of us. This was such a memorable night in our journey.
We have no clue what’s ahead of us, but we do know who is equipping us for this journey ahead.
Adoption…here we come!