Wednesday, August 21, 2013

When Life Comes Full Circle

Wee Folk Photography    Sam Fong
It had been almost four months since shattered dreams engulfed us at a gas station in the middle of no where.
It had been four months of pushing hope and possibility aside and just trying to live life one day at a time.
It had been four months of wondering if the hopes and dreams we still held would ever come to fruition.
It had been four months of trusting God with the one very thin string of hope I had left for this dream.

and then in the midst of Palm Springs and with my husband miles away the phone rang.
A couple was in search of a home for their bundle of joy due in two weeks,  they dreamt of a couple who couldn't have children and who didn't currently have any.  And, it's a girl.

"Can I show your profile?" comes over the phone and a wave of emotions come crashing in.
"Of course" and then we proceeded to hope and pray and hold our breath while holding onto all of those around us on this journey.
Six days later the phone rings with the words, "When can you come to meet them, they chose you" and emotions burst into joy and hope and feelings that hold no words.
Two days later we soar through the sky, holding to peace and hope.
We meet, it's the most right thing we have ever known.
It's instant love on both sides of the table.
There's an ease that makes you pinch yourself as it can't possibly be this good.
There are more tears than a table can hold.
There is relief on their side of the table, and uncontrollable joy on ours.
We board the flight home with heavy hearts for a story filled with immense pain and lives full of shattered dreams, yet a peace like we have never known before.
A girl. Coming to our home. Soon.
The attic opens.
The bins come down.
There is that bit of fear, will we have to return this to the attic once more?
We push it aside.
The crib is built, the bins are emptied.
The phone doesn't stop ringing, the texts continue.
So much to do, so many details to get to.
and three days later the phone rings, your baby is on it's way.
Eight hours on the road, the longest of our lives.
Hospital arrival, the birth that we never anticipated witnessing,
three hours later at 3:16 AM they place this little life in our arms,
they tattoo us in baby foot ink.
the staff embrace us,
and life forever changes.
It just doesn't get any better than this....
and in these moments we come to realize
that in the end it was ALL worth it.
Thank you for sharing this journey with us.


angie gutshall said...

Congrats! So Precious!!

Lisa Dickinson said...

oh wow - this is amazing! i have tears in my eyes reading your words. congrats on this wonderful adventure!

Madeline said...

OMGosh...congratulations! She is precious!

Cindy deRosier said...

Congratulations! I am so so so incredibly happy for you.

scrapperjen said...

I'm teary eyed reading this.
Congrats! She's beautiful! Wishing you years of joy and happiness together.

Amy Coose said...

Amazing, Amy, and totally brought tears to my eyes. So happy for your sweet family.

Amy Neil said...

God uses EVERYTHING. Even when we can't possibly fathom what His purposes are, He comes through with amazing blessings! Love it! All three of you are blessed beyond compare! Robert and I will continue to pray for you guys. HUGS from Colorado!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

i am totally crying@
i am so happy for your both

Anonymous said...

What a great blessing! Congratulations...

Tony Wilson said...

What great joy!

Emily Adams said...

Wow, congratulations. Amazing story!

Heather Landry said...

Huge congrats from one adoptive Mommy to another! She's a beautiful gift and such a blessing. Congrats to the two of you!

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

I am totally crying tears of joy for you, Amy. What an amazing story and a precious gift. Congratulations!

Leslie said...

Things happen for a reason. She is the one who is to be your daughter!

Tracy said...

I am in tears reading your post.
I am so so happy for you, your husband and you baby daughter….such a happy story.

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