Okay, okay, I know…I know…It’s time for an update on our little powdered sugar. I haven’t had much to update until this week.
Molly’s amazing mom got the keys to her apartment and is in the process of furnishing it. She got the baby’s crib this last weekend, so Molly officially started the transitioning period into living with her mom and two of her incredible siblings.
Birth mom picked up Molly on Monday morning and brought her home Wednesday on her way to work. Throughout the 2 days, her mom sent me pictures, videos, and called a couple times. Several text messages thanking me for what a great job that we have done with her daughter. Telling me how smart, funny, happy, and well-behaved she is.
It is the BEST.CASE.SCENARIO. I have grown to really love Mo’s mom and siblings so much. Her mom has worked so hard and come so far and it’s such an honor and privilege to get a front row seat to it all.
Over the next 30 days we will gradually move Mo over so that it isn’t too abrupt for her or my boys. Once she is moved over, we will still get her on weekends. We really want to keep her in church surrounded by the hundreds that love her and show her Jesus on a weekly basis as well as get some time with this little sassy one that I love more than hot bread straight from the oven! (That’s a lot)
How are we doing? We are sustained by our loving, HUGE, strength and peace filled God. He is our source. His spirit is alive and active in us. Carrying us every step of the way. That being said, there are twinges of pain that come and go. Weiland has had some angry outbursts. Marty has gone into her room looking for her when she is not here. We are feeling. We are processing it all under the umbrella of Jesus who comforts like no body’s business.
It has definitely taken some adjusting to the fact that we will not be able to adopt Mo. But, through it all, God has over and over again spoken that He can be trusted. Before we even brought her home from the hospital Jesus spoke Exodus 14:14 over her to me. (The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still) So, I am doing my best to be still and trust Him as He fights for her. He loves her more than I could ever fathom and there is great comfort in that.
A lesson that I have been learning since the day we brought Weiland home is that our children are not our own…even if I gave birth to them or if their adoptions are finalized. We are entrusted with these amazing beings from God to love, protect, comfort, and most of all introduce to them to their heavenly Father. We are not promised tomorrow, so today, here I am thankful for the 3 blessings under my roof…for today. Who knows about tomorrow, but today I will do my best to take care of these loaners 🙂
Thank you all for your continued prayers, texts, calls, and support throughout the last 20 months. God has used you to be Him tangibly in this season to me and my family.
Photo cred: BEAUTIFUL and TALENTED Katie Mcgihon