Psalm 37:4 "Delight yourself in the LORD and He will give you the desires of your heart."
Here's the whole story on our newly found pregnancy and its blessing.
When we sent out our dossier to Ethiopia the waiting time for receiving a referral (a match) was 4-6 months but because of the changes in the Ethiopian gov. the wait time changed to 5-8 months less than a month after. Then it increased to 7-10 months and I was a little dissapointed but knew that the Lord had already chosen a specific little guy for our family and I was willing to wait for him. While families are in the process of adopting, adoption agencies don't "allow" families to seek any type of family building either through another simultaneous adoption or pregnancy. But a couple of months ago AWAA made the announcement that they were changing their policy on family building for waiting families because of the expected increasing adoption process. Adam and I decided to pray about it and I sensed that the Lord was asking me to focus on the adoption and not to seek to be pregnant at that time. I gave that "mommy" desire back to Him and believed that He knew the future and was in control. So when we found out last Sunday that I was pregnant, I was overwhelmed with God's love for me. It was one of the greatest gifts from the Lord. I knew that I had given all my plans and desires back to please Him and here He was giving them back to me like a father to his child. I could picture Him with the biggest smile on His face, happy to make me happy. I am so excited and thankful!
On that following Tuesday we got an email from our adoption agency telling us that the wait time for referrals had increased to 10-16 months. Now the only rule for us to be able to accept a referral from Ethiopia is that the baby has to be 6 months old . The baby will be 6 months old in 15 months from now. Did the Lord know or what?!!! It's so cool to see that He is involved in every detail of our lives, even the timing of blessings!
Our little boy Caleb doesn't need to be told twice when Daddy tells him to go "put on your boots"! He doesn't know where he's going, doesn't know how long it'll take or how much it will cost; All he knows is Daddy asked him to go spend quality time with him and that's all it takes for him to obey. We have heard the same request from our heavenly Father concerning adoption. We are embarking on this adoption adventure with Him not knowing the where and how; All we know is God wants to spend quality time with us and teach us who He is on a deeper level.