185,688 Hours of Waiting are coming to an End September 5, 2014
Twenty one years 2 months and 12 days of dreaming, hoping, fighting, wishing, researching, aching, crying, praying, longing, questioning, wondering, believing, doubting, begging, remembering, processing, sorrowing, working and waiting is coming to an end on Monday morning. Twenty one years 2 months and 12 days after hearing God’s call on my life to adopt, 7, 737 days of knowing what to do but not knowing when or how, 185,688 hours of frustration and joy and despair and hope for this very moment. Adoption Day. Finalization. Forever.
Monday morning, September 8, 2014, at 9:30 AM my daughters will be MY DAUGHTERS. Despite the fact that after my last blog post we found out we had yet another (our 4th) adoption specialist, even though we found out part of our homestudy had yet to be turned in, undeterred by the fact that we had to sign a second petition to adopt this week, in spite of the phone call from the adoption specialist that said it just wasn’t possible, we got a call at 1:22 PM today that said that the impossible was happening. Our Adoption date is set. Our families have been called. Tears have been shed. Forever is about to begin!
How lucky I am to be the momma of 2 precious, beautiful girls! They have lived with me nearly 15 months, 450 days to be exact, and everyone of those days I’ve longed to have the piece of paper that says they are legally mine. How lucky we are to see the fulfillment of a dream. How excited we are to think about the years of life and love and joy we get to live with our daughters, watching them grow, seeing them change, and being the home they can turn to any time they need. I am not worthy of this gift, but I am overwhelmed with gratitude.
I Corinthians 2:9 ““What no eye has seen,
what no ear has heard,
and what no human mind has conceived”
the things God has prepared for those who love him—”
1 Samuel 1:27 “I prayed for this child, and the LORD has granted me what I asked of him.”