By the time you read this, we will have finished packing our suite cases, locked up our house and headed on off to the airport to catch our flight to Cape Town to embark on a whole new journey.
On Friday we have our second assessment day scheduled in our attempt to go from “you and me and baby make 3″ to you and me and babies make 4”.
I’m feeling quite excited about getting this leg of our journey behind us. We really are heading into uncharted territory here. Of course, we know what to expect from the screening and assessments, of course, we know about the medical we’ll have to get done in the next couple of weeks and the our application for police clearance but other than that we don’t really know what to expect or how we will cope with the waiting.
Our last adoption application happened so fast our heads spun for months afterward! We were right in the midst of police clearance and medical clearance and only 2 days past our assessment day when we received that fateful call from our SW’s telling us they had this strong suspicion that we were meant to be matched with a BM they were in the process of counseling. We have no idea how agonizing the wait to be selected can be? Two days post assessment we were matched and 2 weeks later we received confirmation that we’d been selected and 6 days later Ava-Grace was born.
I’m hoping and praying for a fairly short wait mostly because I don’t want a huge age gap between my children but its not like we have too much of a choice here, we just have to go with it, surrender the process and roll with the punches, what will be will be and with adoption, there is just no controlling it.
The last time I asked everyone who believed in the power of prayer to pray that Saturday morning at 8am, when our BM was being presented with all the potential profiles and I believe it worked. I believe in the power of prayer, I believe in the whole “when two or more stand together in prayer” thing so please can I ask that those of you who believe in the power of prayer, that you will send out a great big prayer for us at 9am CAT on Friday morning.
I know I must seem greedy standing with such an expectant heart before God and asking for another miracle but aren’t we taught to “ask & you shall receive”? But Ava-Grace’s placement with us has taught me there is no mountain to high, no obstacle to great that God can’t sweep away in one swoop. I have learned that God is a God of miracles.
I Believe In Miracles after all!