We are beginning our adoption journey. We have a appointment with LDSFS on April 29-2011.
I am not even sure what this journey will entail , but I do know that we are ready to begin. I may be slightly more ready then my dear Bear, but as always I am the impulsive one and he is the logical one. I move forward trusting that all will work out, and he has that trust, but being a realist he is considering the cost, the stress and the time it may take to achieve this blessing.
I was watching The LDS General Conference session this morning and was so moved by many of the talks. I really appreciated President Dieter F, Uchtdorf's remarks. He compared receiving revelation to building a picture puzzle. He said we often receive a few puzzle pieces at a time and it may not make sense but in time we can see the whole picture. I feel like we have been receiving these puzzle pieces all along. He said that God does notice us, that he watches over us and through another person he often meets our needs. In time I trust that a beautiful daughter of Our Heavenly Father who is struggling with her own trials will meet our need by placing her beloved child into our arms. I cannot imagine a greater love than this, the willingness to bless their childs life with a both a Father and a Mother.
I promise her, whoever she is, that I will never forget her great sacrifice and that my child will be taught of her great love and sacrifice. I cherish her and pray she will receive all the great blessings the Lord has in store for her. We will always hold her in a special place in our hearts.