Sunday, April 6, 2014

Hope


Waiting during the adoption process is excruciating, isn't it? Even actively seeking with faith and hope is often excruciatingly painful. Our family has felt this lately. For some reason, our two adoption miracles have latched onto the thought that they need more siblings. They ask frequently and talk constantly about whether or not we will be adopting more siblings for them. If only it were as simple as it seems in their minds, right? Then, they look at me with their chubby cheeks and cherubic eyes and I feel torn. Shouldn't I simply be grateful to have these two miracles instead of longing for one more? Especially when so many are still waiting and longing for their first child? Three is my "magic number;" my husband has always longed for four children.

As we've experienced these family-growing pains, we've knelt in prayer and poured our hearts out to our Savior. We felt our prayers were heard and answered, not because we've already been able to adopt twice, but because our hearts felt peace. We were reminded of that peace and loved this promise given by President Boyd K. Packer during General Conference today. We pray it brings peace and hope in your adoption journey also!

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