Adoption is beautiful

A couple of weeks ago, Luke and I made our way two hours south to Buffalo, NY. We were meeting up with an awesome family of 3. Their son was recently adopted from India a few months ago, and watching him in his family was beautiful.  He has seamlessly adapted to the American way of life.  He loves sledding, Italian food, and french fries...what more could a parent ask for?

It was amazing to sit down for a few hours (ok, 36 hours!) with a couple that have walked the road we are now on.  We are so thankful to God for giving us all the heart for adoption, and this great community of people we can lean on.

Aren’t they a great looking family?  We sure think so!

We are looking forward to the day when we can recreate this photo with our little girl too!

We attended their Church on Sunday – Anchor Church Buffalo (It’s awesome, and I recommend going if you are in the area!) Their pastor said something that really struck a chord with me,

“Joy isn’t the absence of trouble, it is the presence of God."

Trouble has its seasons; right now we are in the season of waiting. Soon enough our trouble will be parenting. And while we are highly anticipating our trouble-maker (haha) we also know that parenting will not always be sunshine and rainbows. Through every season we need to lean on God to find our joy.  We need joy in our marriage, in our lives, and in this adoption.

As we watched this awesome family be a family it was beautiful to think how God had destined their story long before any of them were born. That in all the world, he was to be their forever son. God is amazing that way, and we know the same is true for us and our story.  At the end of the day, adoption is beautiful because our God is beautiful.

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