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Our journey to our sweet girl begins… {Adoption Physical}

Alright–I mean, I know it’s been almost TWO years since we did the crazy home study / dossier paper chase for our last adoption BUT oh my goodness…I think I totally forgot how many hoops you have to jump through!!! Isaac accompanied me to my physical last week–where he blew kisses to all the nurses–and it was actually the MOST AMAZING doctor’s visit I have ever been to. A physical? Amazing? WELL–FIRST…the nurse comes in and starts tearing up when she sees Isaac (he has a way with women;)—and then she goes on to tell me about her heart for adoption but how overwhelming it seemed to her. I got to share with her about little ones in our city and little ones across the world–and it was such a sweet conversation. AND THEN…

The doctor came in. It was a new doctor–so she was reviewing my information. Four kids 6 and under??? And you are here for an adoption physical??? I immediately started explaining our journey and how the Lord had moved in our hearts to bring home ANOTHER sweet heart. I assured her by the time she came home our oldest WOULD be 7…so we’d have 5 kids 7 and under NOT 6 and under (which is way easier…right;)! But then I just looked at her and said, “The world really may think our family is crazy, but God gave me a mommy heart–I love children–we love the Lord–and we want to follow Him to the ends of the Earth no matter what He asks us to do. And we know He will meet all our needs. We are so not here to live the American dream–but to live beyond that…do you think I’m crazy? Are you going to sign the form that I’m physically (and mentally;) capable to parent another child doc?”

The sweet doctor stepped back–and she sat down. And she looked at me and said, “What you just said is confirming to me what the Lord has been teaching me about living in this world but not being of the world.” She went on to share with me about her bestfriend who just brought home a 12 year old from foster care…the things that have been on her heart…and what she read that morning about Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego living in their culture for 3 years and standing strong to not go with the flow of the culture but instead to stand close to God’s call on their lives. NOT your average doctor’s physical, huh? She encouraged me in our family’s heart and desire to grow again–and Isaac blew kisses to the nurses. I felt like God was just all over encouraging me during that visit–and we even made a few friends while we were at it!

And just as I was paying the copay, Isaac hits a praise song on my phone and starts dancing! {Of course the office ladies were CRACKIN up! He’s such a mess!}

SO…this was my adoption physical in a nutshell:).

Another thing checked off the list:) And one step closer to our sweet little girl.

Hope you all have a GREAT weekend!!!



Elle J - May 5, 2011 - 11:58 pm

I so long to be in your next of the woods – to see you in every day living and chat face to face would just be A-mazing!!! Your face-to-face friends are very blessed to have you in their life; I am sure they know that. Just big hugs to you – for just … being YOU!

Jennifer - May 6, 2011 - 12:12 am

Congratulations! I feel like I am finally coming to the end of the paperwork hoops having finished the adoption, SS Card and applying for a Certificate of Citizenship! It will hopefully be easier for you round 2 since you have done it all before! 🙂 If your little girl has a cleft, give me a call and I can share some things I am learning along the way. Blessings!

Mama Mimi - May 6, 2011 - 1:18 am

What an amazing start to this journey! Doncha just LOVE when God sends you encouragement in the most unlikely places! Woohoo!

Shelly - May 6, 2011 - 9:23 am

Girl, you know I have 5 kids who are 7 and under! It’s always a three ring circus but I wouldn’t want it any other way. Welcome to Team Crazy!!!

Debb - May 6, 2011 - 11:48 am

WOW! Thanks so much for sharing this story! It is always such a blessing to hear of ways that God shows up BIG…….and He did at this appointment!……touching so many of you with one visit! Go, God! Isn’t it awesome when you know you just received God’s confirmation that you are on.His.Divine.path!!??!!??!!?? Such a sweet story…..

Kim - May 6, 2011 - 12:04 pm

Oh how God is using you and your family to shed His light on others! It doesn’t get any better than that! Love it!