I've been obsessively reading adoption blogs recently. And by recently, I mean for the last eight months. But now that we know where our next baby is, I've narrowed my focus to mostly international/Ethiopian adoptions. You know, to try to wrap my brain around what might be our story.
And so far, every story is worth reading and many are worth re-telling. I've been so encouraged in my heart to read stories that prove that the Lord chooses our kids for us - biological or otherwise. We tried to get pregnant with Lila for several months before we finally got a positive pregnancy test. And often, I look at her and think about all the tears I shed with each month that passed un-pregnant. And I think, if those months had given us a baby, it would not have been Lila. It's basic science: different sperm, different egg.
I have loved reading adoption stories that have that same sentiment. I wanted to share a few with you. Please take the time to click these links and read the stories. You won't regret it.
She had a dream about the day he was born.
They thought he was a girl.
I'm sure I will encounter many more stories like this and I hope someday, we'll add ours to the list.
In the meantime, here's a really cute picture of our own little chosen one. Just because.