Our Referral Came Yesterday! {on Adoption}

Yesterday I posted about my crazy emotions on our adoption. It also found me seeking out and sharing other posts on adoption. Last night we received the call for our referral.

This morning, we accepted the referral for two sisters--Gretta and Crisha*. Gretta is 9 and Crisha 7 and they are just the most beautiful, wide-eyed girls.

The wave of emotions that came over me upon receiving the news was elated and terrified; overjoyed and overwhelmed! Will they like us? Do they want to be part of a family? Even if it means moving to an entirely different continent? Are they anticipating a family as much as we are anticipating making them a part of ours?

Will I be able to handle unusual behavior due to their unusual circumstances? Oh, but it all goes back to God, doesn't it? Because I don't need to be able for God to call me. I just need to be willing.

It is in my weakness that Christ will  be shown strong and glorious!

Will you pray for them? That God would prepare their hearts for the coming change? And ours, too?

Thank you. Thank you for being a part of this journey though I haven't had much to say up until now. There really wasn't much to share as we were going through the paperwork ordeal. :)

While we anticipate their homecoming, I'd like to be more intentional about sharing some things about adoption with you. You don't have to be interested in adopting into your family to support adoption. There are lots of ways you can be part of an adoption, even if you are unable to adopt.

Here's an excellent post sharing just a few ways. I look forward to sharing more with you in the future!

*Names have been changed to protect their identity until they are legally ours.