And now we Wait

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We are due for an Adoption update here on Campbell House. Now that we are in the waiting period, there honestly isn't much going on with our Adoption, just some behind the scenes stuff.  

It's kind of weird. Some days, I think about what our baby might look like or what it will be like when the baby is in our care. Other days I don't think about it at all. I think that's the way it's supposed to be right now.

The whole Adoption process is like the ocean. Some days the waves are high and constant, meaning there's always something to do and you have to get it done at that very moment and you feel like you're downing a little bit. Other times the waters are totally still and you look to your partner and say, "is there something we're supposed to be doing because I feel oddly calm about this?" 

Right now, we are in one of those calm times. We are waiting for the phone to ring. We're waiting for a message from our Adoption Worker. I'm not going to lie, I've been tempted to call Kristen more than once asking if there was any news or if there was something we could be doing to make our profile better. Thankfully, I've resisted that temptation. 

But as for how we are doing with the waiting, I"m happy to report that we're doing really well!

Occasionally, sad thoughts and feeling come over though. When I dip into the negativity of waiting, it brings out hurtful questions, "Is something wrong with us? Why isn't anyone selecting us? I guess we're not fit to be parents. We're never going to get a baby." Yeah, it escalates quickly! Fear and uncertainty in the middle of waiting goes from 0 to a 60 in an instant. 

BUT, those thoughts don't last long because I've been claiming and hanging onto this verse for the past few months, 

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again; Rejoice! Let your graciousness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. Don’t worry about anything, but in everything, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
— Philippians 4:4-7

That's been a favorite passage of scripture for a long time, but it means so much more to me in this season. I am petitioning God daily to bring us our baby at the right time and I trust that it's going to happen. That deep trust and faith helps me NOT dwell on the waiting.

My mind swirls with excitement as I think about what it will be like to be a mother. Until then, I can be confident that God is working behind the scenes, preparing us, preparing the birth mother, and working everything out for the right time. There's no need for me to dip into those negative waters.

If you're wondering how you can help, you can pray. Pray for us in the waiting and and pray for our baby that he/she is safe (or will be safe) and developing (or will develop) properly.

You can also help us continue fundraising. We are so blessed by how people have shown up and given to our adoption fund. Definitely blows my mind and I cry when I think about it. We have a little ways to go and every little bit helps!

 

We will be doing another t-shirt fundraiser closer to the fall (sweatshirts, hoodies, long sleeve t-shirts!). I've joined up with Young Living as a distributor as a side hustle to support this and future adoptions (YEP!). I'm sure that we'll have other fundraising opportunities pop up randomly as well. We love our community and love that everyone is supporting us!!

Here's to waiting! Every day brings us closer to our baby.