I’m friends with our SW on FB. Earlier this week she posted this as her status:
Delight yourself in the Lord and He shall give you the desires of your heart!
The desires of the righteous will be granted. Proverbs 10:24
This certainly has been true for me. I had always believed this, I had always believed that when God grants us the desires of our hearts, He gives us more than even we believed possible for ourselves.
It got me thinking about Ava-Grace and how miraculously she came into our lives.
Before she was born, when we were still walking the long, dark, lonely path of infertility, I’d always thought about the child we’d have one day. I always believed we’d have a boy, not really sure why, but I believed it, even though my secret hearts desire was a girl child, something in me felt we’d have a son.
The picture in my mind was of a child, blonde and blue eyed like me, tall like both Walter and I with Walter’s gorgeous legs (as a side note, Walter has a pair of legs so shapely and divine they’re actually wasted on a man! 🙂 ) Perhaps he’d be shy like I was as a child. So many images came to mind. So many things I believed possible for that child.
And then one day, just like that *snap* she arrived in our lives. And everything about her was nothing I imagined it would be, everything about her and her arrival in our lives was MORE than I ever dreamed possible for me, for us.
Instead of the blonde, blue eyed shy little boy. I got a beautiful, soft browned eyed little girl. A little girl so loving, a little girl so bright, a little girl so kind and so social. Her arrival is, as my mother describes it, a miracle of biblical proportions. From the 3 week wait between applying to adopt and her placement, so the instant and beautiful bond between her BBM and us.
Everything about her is more than I ever dreamed possible for me and for us. Everything about her is more perfect than even my wildest imaging. We have been had the desires of our hearts granted and we have been given so very very much more in the process.