So back to this event a couple weeks ago… I was driving my sweet girl to her very first meeting with the adoptive family she chose. She was so nervous, I prayed the whole way out loud in the car. I asked, “Want me to walk you to the door?”… Her big eyes glanced at me and she said, “YES, please”. My arm around her waist, we began to walk up the pathway. She paused after catching a glimpse through the curtains of the couple she would lay on eyes for the very first time… the couple that feels like family in our home because their picture sits on our dining room table and we talk about them by name daily, she stops and says again, “I’m so nervous!”. “They are going to love you” I say and then lead her in another prayer as we climb the steps to the door. I knock because she is too nervous. What happened next I can only explain as three sacred seconds… the door opened and I watched as this lovely birth mom to be was greeted by a wonderful adoptive mom to be. I saw just that first moment of connection. I was filled with a million emotions as I turned to leave. I drove home sobbing… it was for sure an episode of the Ugly Cry… all I could say through my weeping over and over was “Thank you God, Thank you God!”
Please hear me… it was unimaginably beautiful. A young girl was committing her unborn child to the couple God had waiting for years to become a family. Such a selfless sacrificial love displayed. This is God’s heart. This is heavy with the weight of Glory! I have loved adoption for years but my perspective shifted that night – now I am bursting inside with the brightest, sparkliest (that’s not a word), most overwhelming JOY for adoption! Praise God!