It has been an incredible summer. Kim and I started the adoption process in June along with a packed schedule. We were initially expecting a 6 month to a year process to find the right match with a birth mother and we were told if we were set on having a little girl it may take even longer. Our homestudy was jammed unexpectedly in the middle of 2 retreats with very little time to prepare or even catch our breath. With that done, we hoped for a baby by Christmas but expected much later.
Fast forward a few weeks to my last big event of the summer at Carowinds with 25 students. Our lawyer calls and says we have found a match and the little girl is due to enter the world at the end of September but she may come a lot earlier!! That was August 5. We went to GVille on August 8, went back this past weekend to move the birth mom into an apartment, and we are eagerly waiting the arrival of our precious Sara Elizabeth.
The whole experience has been a whirlwind, but we have seen God's hand in every step. The birth mom is a precious young lady and is grateful to be giving us the gift of life. It's been 16 years in the making and it's finally coming SOON. We are excited!!! Gotta go paint a nursery!!!