Speaking of waiting… you may know, we have been in the queue for a Chinese adoption for over 9 years. When we signed up the wait time was 8-12 months, but that is clearly not the way it turned out. I’m elated to report that we recently received “THE” call from our adoption agency and we’re headed to China in just a few days to pick up our daughter! Along this journey many people have reminded me that God’s timing is perfect, to which I would sarcastically respond “Whatever that looks like” while rolling my eyes. Well, what do you know? THIS is what it looks like! Our little miss turned 2 years old on January 10, my Dad’s birthday!
On the day she was born, we had fabulous house guests in town, which required champagne. Now, it’s true that almost every visit “requires” champagne so she could have been born on any number of days, but who am I to argue with perfect timing? A few days later, I spoke at a Ladies Breakfast at church and shared my story of infertility and all that nonsense. I shared our status in the adoption process as well. That opportunity served as an invitation for a few women to journey with us in prayer for this process; THAT was the first day she spent in the orphanage!! You may remember from an earlier post that my friend Indelisa came for a visit. In addition to the gallery wall in the dining room, she helped with a long over-due project of framing ABC cards for our then non-existent-daughter’s room. We spent an entire afternoon assembling them, thinking of the little girl that would stare at them someday; praying that “someday” would be sooner rather than later. THAT was her first birthday!!! And, yes, there was champagne!
We are not allowed to share many details here, but once she is ours I will happily share all the sweetness that Lady Amelia Jade Harrop embodies. Eeeek!