Thursday, November 24, 2011
Since my last post about waiting for adoption, in typical Pascual style, things have changed. A few days after we had accepted the fact that it may be years before we bring our child home, we found out about a situation that required quick action. There was an urgent need and no one stepped up to fill it. So we took a week and a half to pray. In that time, a lot of things happened: we bought a house, moved into a house, Jonathan went to Guatemala, and I broke my arm and had surgery. But the biggest thing that happened is that we found our children. That's right, children. Jonathan and I are pursuing and waiting on a referral for a set of sweet, adorable, precious three-and-a-half-year-old twin girls. Yep, read it again: We're adopting twins!!!!!
We can't give a lot of information at this time, but we can say that we are are hoping to bring the girls home in the spring. However, we also realize that there are many factors out of our control and that adoptions rarely go as planned. Unplanned and unpredictable situations seem to go well for us, so we're not worried. We're excited!
Seeing as how this is moving more quickly than we thought, we've been thrown into full-on "nesting" mode. Adoption nesting is somewhat different from pregnancy nesting, in that for us to get ready, the main thing we can do is pray persistently and faithfully for our girls. No amount of healthy eating or extra ultrasounds can help us on this journey, but Christ alone will be their caregiver. Will you join us in prayer for them?
The other part of nesting is the tangible physical preparation. And for us, that means diving head-first into the fundraising portion of our adventure to bring our girls home. I'll do another post on the details of our fundraising, but until then check out the yellow button to the right that says "Donate". That will be the primary way we will be collecting the almost $30,000 we need to bring not one, but two children home to their forever family.
Thanks for sharing this journey with us. We are excited and not-so-patiently awaiting the day we get to see our girls face to face. We love them and are devoted to them in the same ways expecting parents are devoted to their unborn children. We realize this may be the hardest thing we will ever do, but the greatest challenges often produce the sweetest results. It will be worth it. Until the day when our family is all together, our hearts will be torn between two continents, but there is a new song being written and a new family being knit together even as I write this. I couldn't imagine anything sweeter.
We are so very thankful.