Upon leaving our appointment with Sue at Celebrate Children International, I asked Dennis what he was thinking. He replied, â€œMy question is no longer should we adopt, but how many children do we bring home when we do?â€ I trembled a bit inside, yet found myself in awe that my cautious husband was throwing caution to the wind. Weâ€™ve talked about adopting throughout our entire marriage, yet itâ€™s remained hypothetical for us. Until 4 weeks ago, when we both were aware God was leading us to dip our toes into the river. Fearfully, I baby stepped to the riverâ€™s edge alongside Dennis. As we dipped our toes, a current much bigger thanÂ us swept us off of our feet and weâ€™re submitting our application with initial references to the agency today! Weâ€™ve never felt â€œin so over our headsâ€ in anything weâ€™ve done before. Amidst my fears, I hear the Father say, â€œThis is all about my glory. Itâ€™s so beyond you there wonâ€™t be a temptation to share it.â€ Ainâ€™t that the truth. With over 5 million orphans in Ethiopia, we believe the Father is setting apart one child or a sibling unit to join our family. We are desperate. We are out of our league. Yet we are powerless to stop the current for heâ€™s deposited within us a knowing that this is His will for our family. How we desperately covet your prayers for us in this wild ride into mystery.
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