Occupy. Occupy Boston, New York, Washington, it is all in the news! People are occupying space to be heard, to have the world think for a moment about why they are where they are and what they are doing.
Well I am not occupying a city or anything like that but my mind is occupied. All I think about is the adoption of our child. The wonderful day when all the meeting, birthing, waiting, paper signing is done and we are a family. Todd, myself, Hunter and our baby!Adoption is different than being pregnant, obviously. Pregnant, you have a due date and you know you need to be ready by that day or sooner even if it is a rough estimate of a date; adoption- 2 months to 2 years, crazy! I kind of enjoy the not knowing, our society wants to know everything so fast that we tweet or go on facebook and it is there. But this adoption has reminded me to wait, to be still and know that God has it in control. Don't get me wrong, my mind is occupied and my heart is leaping for it to hurry but in this time of waiting, Todd and I are growing closer together. We are also having a wonderful chance to be faithful stewards with our money and the gifts we have received to pay back a portion of the loan we took out for this adoption.
What is occupying your heart and mind? I know the Bible is clear to think about "whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable- if anything is excellent or praiseworthy think about such things (Philippians 4:8)." I am thankful that we are adopting and that maybe for another 2 months or maybe for 2 more years we will get to think about God and his love for us and for our child and be occupied with our minds and hearts over our future child because it is good and excellent!
A special thank you to all of you who have donated to our adoption! We are so blessed and wish we could thank you more because we feel so thankful and we know words can't thank you all enough for your outpouring of love and support. So thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Prayer: God thank you for allowing Todd and I this time to think about the good things in life, to be occupied with our adoption and to focus our love and attention on you and our family. Please continue to guide us and provide for us as we continue to be your faithful followers! Amen