It's March Madness and that can only mean one thing......Break out your blue and cheer on those Kentucky Wildcats! As you can see from the pictures above, Caleb is already a full fledged Wildcat fan! We raise them right in Kentucky :)
In adoption news.....well, no concrete decision has been made in regard to country, still. We just feel like the Lord is asking us to continue to explore some very specific scenarios and situations, and this means....more waiting! Trust me, I don't want to wait. I want to just go, go, go! Especially since we have all our paperwork ready to submit for our dossier! It is so different than our last adoption- we had to wait and wait on paperwork. This time, we have all our paperwork completed, and our social worker is basically just waiting on us to decide the country so she can write our home study. But, we wait. It is hard. But, with God's grace and help, we wait.
What has been the most exciting thing to me the last couple of weeks is to see how God has used our previous adoption to lead so many people to adoption, even if it is just to peak their interest. I stand in awe of God's glory and sovereignty. Just a couple of weeks ago I ran into an old high school friend at the post office. She knew of our adoption and she asked me how Caleb was doing. She also expressed to me that she and her husband were interested in adoption and that they would be traveling this summer to do mission work in another country, and would really be interested in adopting from that country. I tried to encourage her as much as possible, and I also gave her our blog address. I took down her email and sent a few links regarding adoption. Long story short, she is now signed up to attend the upcoming adoption seminar and we are having lunch soon to talk more about adoption- so awesome!!! Then, just last night we were at the park with Caleb and we ran into a young couple who has not been able to have children biologically. I had spoken with the young lady many months ago about adoption, but hadn't heard anything from her. After speaking with them last night, she seemed very interested in attending the adoption seminar as well. God is at work, and we praise Him for that!
Being able to play a small role in helping others along the path of adoption has helped our anxiousness and waiting with our own adoption pass more quickly. In the meantime, we continue to pray and look for opportunities to speak to others about the awesome plan of adoption!