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Since my life isn’t all that different from yours, hopefully we can find some COMMON GROUND & learn from each other. Please share your thoughts!

Through the Lords’s mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not.

They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness!
Lam. 3: 22 & 23

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Our Story, Part 4

If you want to catch up…….here are parts ONE, TWO & THREE.

After we spent a few months praying (individually),
Dave suggested one night that we begin praying together about adopting.

& so, we began that.

Sometime in the early fall of that year (2005),
we decided that the Lord was telling us to move forward-prayerfully-
& pray that if He DIDN’T want us to go that route,
He would shut doors………

But, instead, doors began FLYING OPEN.

About that time, a new family started coming to our church with 12 adopted children.

Since we had agreed to move forward,
one night as I was chatting with this mom after evening church,
I (with a POUNDING heart) mentioned that we might like to ask them a few questions about adoption.

Have you ever been there?
When you know something is right,
but it makes you so STINKING nervous you can hardly breathe when you begin talking about it?

That’s where I was (& I think Dave, too!)

As it turned out, we had to wait a while to get together with this family,
& our first opportunity to ask questions came when we had friends we were visiting on our way to visit my family for Thanksgiving.

The second family (whom I had known for over 15 years &
Dave for about 10) has two biological children & three adopted ones.

We spent a few days with them…..(love you guys-
you know who you are-if you happen to read this).

They answered all our questions openly & honestly.

They told us to keep on PRAYING, for God’s direction
& for His provision to proceed.
If this is what He wanted for our family, He would give both!

But, you want to know what’s the coolest thing about this?

As we looked back on our adoption,
a few months after Ruth was home,
we realized something about our timeline.

About the same time we sat down with this family to ask our first questions……..
Ruth’s birthmama (& Natty’s, who wasn’t even a thought yet)
was probably just finding out she was pregnant…….
& trying to decide the course of action she would take.

Doesn’t that just give you chills!??
I know they are really running up
& down my back right now!!!

Tune in for more later
(might have to skip a week of two of these Tuesday posts….)
our lives are a bit crazy right now!


Anna said...

That is incredible Kim...God certainly is amazing the way He works out these things in His perfect timing!

Thanks for sharing...I love hearing other's stories of adoption...it gives me chills too!

Looking forward to the next installment and hope life isn't too crazy for you and you're all well!!!

Take care,

Rhonda said...

Thanks for sharing your story. I so love reading other's journey to adoption. God is good :-)

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