this first part of the update is from an Instagram post that recah made today:
I saw an Instagram reel recently that said “show a time when the world thought you were fine, but you were breaking inside.”
My friends, this picture, from Friday night, shows how true this statement is. We look happy, but our hearts are broken.
On Monday, June 7th I got a phone call that had the possibility of changing our lives. It did change our lives. An African American baby girl was born, 10 weeks early, in Charlotte and we were 1 of 4 families chosen by the birth parents for closer evaluation. The birth parents asked for a video answering two specific questions and we quickly recorded and sent them a short video. After several days of intense anticipation and little communication, we found out their decision Friday morning.
We were not chosen to parent this precious baby girl.
What do you do when God closes the door?
What do you do when God opens the door in the first place? On Monday prior to receiving the call, I was walking through the baby section at Marshall’s marveling at how peaceful and content I was at perhaps not getting a placement and growing our family. And then our agency called…and our lives changed. My life changed. God changed my heart and opened it up to potential heartbreak by allowing us to say yes knowing we had the opportunity to change some little girl’s life and her family, forever.
That is a miracle in itself. My heart went from peaceful not adopting to peaceful with a placement in a matter of seconds.
I don’t think it will be so quick heal. 💔
In our fundraising efforts we still have our matching grant open and all contributions are matched up to $4000 for a matched total of $8000. So far we have raised a matched total of $4002.
We were also notified that we have moved up to the next round of selections for one other grant. Anyone that moved to the second round is very likely to receive funds, but we won’t be selected or given an amount until we receive a placement. This is exciting news because it could easily complete our remaining funds needed to close out the adoption.
At every step God has provided the necessary funds before we needed them and we are exited to watch God doing it again here. Sometimes the waiting is hard, but God is always there showing his provision in the financing as well as in the community of friends around us to support and care for us.