I love this family. Such a sweet picture of God's faithfulness. How often we have our own plan in mind that just never works out the way we want it to; we get angry and even think God has forsaken us, but then it turns out that God had an even better plan for us, in HIS time.
Here is the "How We Got Here" adoption story from 2 great people, Marcus & Chrystal Gafford:
Adoption. What it took for me to know I was ready and what it took for Marcus to know he was ready were totally different.
I had considered adoption for as long as I can remember. When I discovered abortion was an option on this earth I realized that I would be eager to adopt.
Marcus on the other hand is a plan A type of guy. So when infertility reared its ugly head in our relationship it had us at a standstill. And that's where we stayed for almost 4 years.
I think part of him knew that saying it was okay to adopt would unleash a beast inside of me that had been trying to claw its way out for a long time. But on our anniversary he took me to dinner and gave me a card that said he was ready.
Today I asked him how he realized he was ready. He said he knew when I sent him a text message while he was at work telling him that I had found out about a little girl that needed a family. For him it was all about a little girl who needed a Daddy.
For me it was about finding an outlet for love that had been growing in my heart. For him it was about feeling moved by someones deepest need. Waiting on God's plan has been far more rewarding than we could have ever imagined.
Our daughter who was brought into our family the little sister has now become a big sister. Twice.