Wanted to give a quick update on how our interview went yesterday. I wasn't feeling well most of the day and the knots in my stomach from feeling nervous about the interview didn't help. Thank you all for your prayers, emails & messages of encouragement!!! I know without a doubt that the prayers are what got me through...certainly not on my own strength. I am so weak but He is strong!
The meeting flowed much like the one we had last week. It felt good to kind of know what to expect. This birth mother was more interactive and we appreciated hearing from her heart...hearing her voice, looking into her eyes. We both felt good about how it went. Of course I analyzed everything I said and didn't say when it was all said and done.
It's a pretty humbling experience sitting in front of the woman who may be carrying your child. Such a mixture of emotions...wondering what she thought of me, of us, of our family...seeing her pain and great courage & bravery...so humbling...humbling beyond words.
Kevin and I talked about it all the way home. It was kind of nice to have that hour and a half drive all to ourselves...each of us sharing our thoughts and feelings. About fifteen minutes after we left, Kevin's phone rang. It was the agency. They had talked with the birth mother after we left. She was happy with how the meeting went as well and stated that she wanted to move forward with US!!!!!
We were elated and in awe...it seemed so surreal to us that the pieces were coming together once again for another adoption. At the same time, there is still the wall of protection surrounding our hearts from the pain we've gone through this year already...but, we will continue to trust the ONE that is in control...the ONE that knows what His best plans are for our lives. He is so faithful and good!!!
This baby is due August 19th...yes, I said August 19th...like in 3 1/2 weeks. My stomach just did a flip-flop. The bassinet will stay right where it is! =)
Thank you for your prayers once again and we humbly ask for your continued prayers in the weeks ahead.