Saturday, August 20, 2011

Currently

Thanks so much to all of you who read our last post, are reading this now, and/or  have left encouraging comments.  It feels so great to know that people still care for our girl and our family.

As we start to head into our next adoption journey it seems like some have been a bit surprised that we are back at it again.  Family members asked if we were ready.  This was asked out of concern -- not out of condemnation.  We ARE indeed ready.  Not because we are done grieving or because we feel like we are ready to move on.  I can tell you that could not be further from the truth.  However, we are ready to experience a separate joy.  We are ready for more noise in our house, more tiny voices, more little things to lose in the wash, more sleepless nights, more carseats in the backseat.  Our family was meant to be bigger than three.  Our grief and our joy is not something that will line up next to each other on a continuum.  They are two separate things that we will experience at the same time.  Yes we miss our daughter desperately and whole heartedly; yes we are longing for a new love in our family.

We are working to finish our updated home study.  Then we will begin the process of signing up with an agency and beginning the wait to be matched with our next child.  This is exciting.  This makes me nervous.  This feels really right.  We would so love any prayers you have to offer on our behalf that this match would be made perfectly in every way.

I would also like to offer fair warning.  I really like adoption.  Like, a whole, whole lot.  So especially now that we are embracing it anew right now, you will probably hear many of the reasons why I think it is a lovely institution over the coming weeks.  But then again, if you're like me, this might just compel you to come back and keep reading.  (Because it's so awesome {adoption that is}.)

Love,
Molly

12 comments:

Kelsey said...

I'll definitely be back to read! Loving the idea of more noise, more car seats, more joy in your house! We will be praying for the perfect little one for your family. Adoption! Adoption! Rah-rah-rah!

stephanie garcia said...

I rejoice that your hearts are open to more love even as you work through your sorrow, and I look forward to how God will bless your lives and family in His perfect time.

Danielle @ Living Out Loud said...

Plain and simple, this just makes me smile :)

Deanna said...

Oh HAPPY DAY! So very happy to read this. Praying the Lord blesses you soon!

chris and diane said...

as i read this, i have a sigh of "yesssss!" flowing through me. that sounds kind of weird :) but it basically just means this is so good to hear. keep that love flowing.

Carrie said...

Molly and Family,
It is so great to see you writing again...I have thought of you a lot over the months and prayed, prayed for Waverly as well.
I am so excited you are on the journey again. I LOVE LOVE adoption as well. We are actually working on adoption number 3. Can't wait to follow your journey.
Carrie
www.itsgodsgospel.blogspot.com
www.hiswillandgrace.blogspot.com

Wes & Rachel Taylor said...

Molly, I'm so excited for y'all! Will be praying for your next lucky baby!

Sonya said...

Believing that God has already found your new little one and that in His perfect timing you will get to meet.

Definitely praying for the process and will not stop praying for Waverly.

Jessica Blake said...

yes. yes! YES!! bring on the babies! We're continue to pray for you and fight for your family. Will be praying for clairity, direction, hope, joy and protection on this next leg of your journey. love you guys and look up to you guys so much.

Katy said...

So glad to hear you are going to the next phase of your life. You are certainly an inspiration to adopting parents out there. I love to read your blog. Good luck Molly and Matt! Always in my prayers!

jb said...

I am so pleased to hear that you are ready to begin the journey of adoption again. I am praying for your family - and that it will soon be growing.

Kelly said...

Awesome! Can't wait to see what God does next!