December 18th, 2020 will be a day that is inscribed in the history books for this family. That is the day I received a call from our adoption counselor informing us that we have been picked and matched with a potential birth mother and father. I was at work, actually in the office, for the first time in two months when it happened and I could not get out of there fast enough to come home and hug my wife. The news is life-changing and feels like a culmination of almost 9 years of trying to grow our family. We still have potentially a couple of weeks before she is born but we are optimistic and trusting that God's plan is unfolding in front of us.
We cannot wait to bring our daughter home and I can only imagine this is what every prospective parent, via adoption or birth, feels like leading up to the day. Not knowing if she will come today, tomorrow, or two weeks from now is nerve-racking but also the highest level of excitement I have had in my life. I pray to God every day that this is His will and we will be bringing our daughter home soon. A friend told me a couple weeks back that trusting in God and having faith is not always something that can be worked towards. Sometimes it just has to be gifted to you by God and all I have to do is open my hands and my heart to accept that gift. I have stopped working towards having that faith and trust and have decided to open myself to it, and boy does it feel good.