What an emotional roller coaster these past two weeks have been. The truth is that the only reason we are pursuing this beautiful gift of adoption is because we live in a completely broken world. It’s an honor that breaks my heart each time I reflect on it.
Our first fundraiser is this Friday (https://www.facebook.com/events/1760169240907410/). I just got done telling Ryan I am so excited and nervous it’s like a tornado is happening inside me right now. Every single detail has gone beyond what I imagined. Provision of Food. Provision of Place. Provision of Donations. Provision of desserts. Provision of attendees. Provision of love. Provision of Support. Provision of “coming along side us and investing their hearts and muscles and money and creativity”. I am so incredibly grateful to Amy for coming along side me in this. I am thankful that she said “yes” when so much inside of her wondered how. I am so thankful she has been open and honest and strong. I am so thankful that together we can be an example of the body of Christ. What the arm can do the foot can’t do and what the eye can do the hand can’t do but each part is necessary for a whole body to function. She has been all my “I can’t do this” and I believe God has allowed me to be hers. I am so thankful that we are able to give our community an opportunity to come alongside us both without draining their excitement and resources. I am so grateful to our community for wanting to come alongside and celebrate this journey.
I am so grateful. So blown away. So absolutely undone by the love we have received from so so many.
No wonder God prepared me for this journey with this verse:
“No one’s ever seen or heard anything like this,
Never so much as imagined anything quite like it—
What God has arranged for those who love him.” 1 cor 2:9