A while back I wrote a very vague post about change coming in 2012. So vague in fact it actually caused one of my dear friends who had disappeared off the face of the earth call me to see what on earth I was talking about. Apparently that is the only way to get her to call me is bizarre vagueness. So there will be much more of that in 2012 as well.
Anyway back to the change. To tell you about the change coming in 2012, I have to take you back to 2001. It was the year I got married and the first time Ryan and I first discussed adoption. I don’t know why we started talking about it exactly. But I remember that we both were enthusiastic about the fact that one day we would adopt. And a little seed was planted.
Obviously as the years went on, we began to have our own kids. But every few years we would discuss it again and see if it was the right fit for our family. I would, from time to time, poke around on various websites, ask friends who had adopted and look into agencies. But it never seemed to be the right time.
Last year we began to begin the paperwork for foreign adoption. But the whole time we were doing it, nothing about it felt right. Finally one day we admitted to each other this just didn’t seem like what we were supposed to be doing. So we stopped. And started down a different path.
This past weekend we just completed our 6th training session to become foster parents. It is probably the scariest thing I have ever done. And although I wrestle with the fear, I also know in my heart that it is what we are supposed to be doing. But I’ve been afraid to “say it out loud” on the blog because that makes it all too real.
Life is so very good. Life is so very comfortable. Life is so very safe. Life is INCREDIBLY blessed. And out of that blessing we hope to bless some children for whom life is anything but good, comfortable or safe. To take some liberties with a quote from one of my favorite books, it isn’t safe, but it is good. To be continued….
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