Mike and I just finished reading Beyond Consequences, Logic, and Control, a book that our agency sent us after Colombia asked for more specifics of how we were preparing ourselves to adopt a teenager. It was actually a very enlightening book, one that I'm glad we read. It opened our eyes to a lot of what we've seen through Julian over the last three years and helped us to understand him in a new way. Now we're taking an online course on Adopting the Older Child Internationally. We're a little over half way through the course, and it, too, has been very interesting and helpful. Once again, already knowing and living with Julian made the course much more real. It has kept us from going into this blindly, already knowing part of the challenges that may be ahead of us.
Waiting is such a hard thing to do. Waiting on the adoption to be complete is one thing. Waiting on answers in order to prepare one way or the other, that's a different story. Especially when we've been in this spot once before.
It still feels so incredibly crazy to know that we've now completed this entire process TWICE.
- I am a wife, daughter, mother, bilingual teacher, poet, author, women's Bible study teacher, world traveler, orphan advocate, and an adoptive mother. Our adoption journey has been filled with a lot of hurt and loss, along with even more hope, grace, and healing. Through it we have experienced more of God than we ever bargained for and have watched Him miraculously redeem our story when we surrendered all the broken pieces to Him.