(Slightly adapted from Judges 13:3)
Weeks of waiting, waiting, waiting. I was handling it well, but as February days crept by, I started getting impatient. When we mailed in our books, I asked Bryan when he thought we’d get matched. Out of the blue he said “By the end of February.” Two months was about when our friends got the call and if it was anywhere near as busy as our agency made it sound, we thought that would hopefully give them enough time to find us a birthmom and a baby.
However January came and went. February rolled around. As the month was about half over I started realizing things might take much longer than we thought. I would ask Bryan why he thought it wasn’t happening or share worries and he said “No worrying until February was over.” But as the days passed, I began to reorient my mind more for a late Summer baby than the Spring baby I had hoped for. (And was planning to jokingly give my husband a hard time on March 1st!)
But then, on a random Thursday afternoon, I looked down at my phone to see a missed call from the social worker. Hands shaking and heart beating, I quickly snuck in an empty office and called her back. She shared that there was a birth mom interested in meeting us!!
Just 4 days later we met her and her friend over a Chinese buffet. 15 minutes into the conversation her social worker had us linger for a few minutes getting food so they could talk privately. We came back as the social worker looked at us, smiled and said,
“We were talking and she would like you to adopt her baby!”
AHHH! Praise the Lord! I can’t explain the emotions we felt at this point. Joy, shock, relief, excitement, anticipation and 1,000 more.
We are matched!!!!
(And in case you were wondering it happened February 25th! So cool – - how did Bryan know?!?) Just 2 days later we went to an ultrasound with her and found out she’s having a boy. It was surreal to see him wiggling on the screen and know that is our son. He’ll be joining our family in the end of April!
Needless to say, the last couple weeks have been joy- filled, celebratory and completely life changing. We are just over the moon ecstatic. We are relishing in God’s goodness and mercy and praising Him continuously. Thank you so much for your tears, prayers, love and encouragement over the past 4 1/2 years. We ask for your contined prayer for our sweet birth mom and our little baby boy! Please pray God would grow and sustain our baby and that he would be healthy. We cannot WAIT to be parents!