March 27, 2013 is a date that will forever be embedded in our hearts.
Little Lucas officially (legally) joined our family! We can finally share pictures with you of his precious face and no longer tease you with his cute little toes. Little guy has grown so much and is thriving!
It’s all God’s love and grace that has made all of this happen. Less than 10 months ago we were approved to adopt. We expected a child ages 0-5, boy or girl, any illness, sibling welcomed, and expected to wait months to get matched. Never in our wildest dreams did we expect a baby, to get matched in 2 weeks, to live in the NICU for months, to come home with a healthy baby boy after the crazy storm and then… finalize him 6.5 months later. I tell you- WE NEVER EXPECTED THIS and we couldn’t be more blown out of our minds!
This was our little big lesson on faith. Have a little faith and trust God. Friends, I will continue to highly emphasize to you- take a leap of faith. If God is telling you to do something that seems a little out of your comfort zone- do it. It will be uncomfortable and rough but it will be amazing and worth it! If you’re thinking about adopting but you’re too scared because it’s “too hard” or “too expensive” then your mindset is all wrong.Take the first step and start asking questions, that’s where we started and now we have THE cutest little guy ever!
Now that I made you read all of THAT I’ll finally share some pics of little guy on Finalization Day.
For this child I prayed; and the LORD hath given me my petition which I asked of him
1 Samuel 1:27
All the tears, the heart ache, the pain and the wait was for this moment. It has all been worth it. I would do it all over again just to be his mama.
Lucas, one day when you’re old enough to understand this, know that I have loved you always. I have cried and prayed for you way before I knew you’d be mine. My heart was instantly connected to you and the day I met you, I fell more in love with you, my child.You are our biggest blessing and our greatest joy.