To some of the dearest people in the world –
We hope your week has been going WELL!
We’ve been preoccupied on our end over here.
The last little while has been full of lots of research and phone calls regarding adoption, surrogacy, and foster care. For a while we didn’t feel like there was a clear path ahead and the process of all of these seemed so overwhelming and some near impossible. It’s been difficult to face…the feeling of not knowing what we should do next and also trying to salvage some time and energy and desire to make it all happen. Each option has different laws, timing requirements, location and money requirements, and each option requires the right combination of people and paperwork to make it all happen. But despite all of these unknowns looming, we’ve actually had more hope and clarity this week which has been a gift from God. I actually feel like miracle happened in our lives this week to give us a burst of hope and to give us some peace and excitement about a possible scenario. Isn’t that amazing when that happens? It’s happened to me a few times in my life…where something occurred that just changed everything all at once in the most miraculous way. Well, that happened for us and it is still so fresh. People and experiences and prayers this week just came together for us. The beauty of it all was amazing to take in. We are so, so, so very grateful.
May I pass on a very solid reminder to you (cause I needed one, myself!) to be patient. Sometimes we need to be patient 100 times over. And I know I have another 100 moments or more to go. But there are lessons to be learned each step of the way. And when you carry forward with good intentions…things will come together somehow. Though I know too well now that often times the coming together part will look nothing like what you were hoping for.
We love you all,
P.S. A few things I thought I’d share:
-The indiegogo campaign for Canary was partially filmed in our home. We are friends with some of the people (and the dog) in the video. 🙂 So fun. And personally I can’t wait to try the security device they’ve developed.
-I met the sweetest gardner on the block. She is the kindest old woman and speaks Portuguese (I can’t wait to introduce her to Danny so they can have a chat!) Her entire garden is full of perennials that she has grown from a few seeds. She is drying out a collection of seeds for me right now and says I should pick them up in a week…um…so sweet. I love the idea of sharing plants.