Hi. If you’re seeing this, it means everything is official.
Let me introduce you to our son, Jac0b.
These are the first picture we saw at the presentation meeting. I knew as soon as I saw them. Read to the end and you’ll see why.
From the first meeting at the park and when he came home to meet the girls:
Click through for the rest of all the pictures!
The half day visit:
First time in the van together
Full day visit:
Morning after the first Overnight at the dog park:
Weekend visit, meeting our families:
This one is so dark and grainy. My camera messed up, but had to share their first hug.
Jac0b and Scott racing
Lexi teaching him how to dive
Now, if that wasn’t enough, let me share with you a message I received from a friend I’ve only known online. She sent it January 19, 2013. Just days later we found out one of the boys we were pursuing was adopted by his foster parents. So, at the time it was very comforting to know God was still working. Now, it helps me know God has indeed placed our son with us.
I woke up in the middle of the night knowing God had to tell me something. At first I heard Him say, you abandoned me, but I never abandoned you. I pondered, prayed and just talked to Him about it for a while then tried to fall back to sleep. However, it wasn’t working. Finally after about 45 minutes I simply asked Him, is there anything else you want to tell me. (I’m learning, if I ask, He often just tells me)As soon as I asked, I saw an image of a little sandy haired boy 5/6 year old boy (think of the young boy in old yeller). I asked Him who it was, what was He trying to show me, I was filled with so much emotion. I saw your face, then Scott’s and your girls. I felt that God was showing me your son. I honestly just cried and began to pray. I didn’t know if my own mind was playing tricks on me or was this really His message.Last Sunday at church we started our annual 21 day fast, one of the jokes in church is who wants a baby. For the last 4 years, the church has fasted and prayed that several couples who had tried for years would have children. So far, every couple has been given their child/ren. This year when Pastor Josh asked, no one spoke up, but he knew someone was praying for a child, maybe they just weren’t in church that night. I believe your son is trying to find his way home and with God’s help, he will be there soon.