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Sunday, April 7, 2013

Turning down a new road....

It's funny how things turn out... we tried so hard for so long to become pregnant and carry our child.  God has other plans.  Through an ironic twist of fate, we've been led directly into adoption.  The notion of adoption has been there for quite a while, but it's cool how it's come to pass.

Tax time... blech, yeah, so we had someone help us with our taxes this year.  While speaking with him, the question we hear so often comes up - "do you all have any kids?"  We shared a bit of our story and he told us how his wife has been involved in adoptions and homes tudies, and that she'd be happy to talk with us!  During my call with her, she shared about a new agency starting up in Martinsburg, that she's heard very good things about it.  We checked out Bethany Christian Services on the web, and requested an information packet.  They reached out to us because they were having an information session that very Friday afternoon.  Oddly, we later find out that it was a one-time session - not during their usual cycle.   We go, and run into another couple there... and this is the amazing twist... 1) they've already adopted thru Bethany Christan Services before and are very happy, 2) we have a mutual friend in common, and 3) he is in law enforcement too!!  Talk about divine timing!!! 

We felt so great after leaving that meeting; this is what we are supposed to do! Adoption has also been a catalyst for us to become more involved with church.  In the last month we've met so many wonderful people and have learned so many wonderful things.  It's true, there's always a reason, even if we can't understand it at the time.  This journey, has been heart wrenching, but John and I are more of a team than ever.  And we just can't wait to become a trio... or more! 

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