Tuesday, February 7, 2012

I just love how God disrupts our plans...

and that is exactly what has happened to us. As of 8 months ago we were planning to adopt two children from Uganda Africa. Our hearts were all in, our dedication was through the roof.... UNTIL.. yep. God disrupted OUR plans. I guess I should give a background.

Tim and I have been married for 12 years and have ALWAYS wanted to adopt. We have 3 kids of our own and about a year ago really started feeling like it was time. Our research led us to Africa and we fell in love with the children there. We began making plans. First plan was to buy our own home.... one big enough for more kids....so, we had it all planned. Made an offer on a house in July and were going to start the process in Aug, which meant we would be going over to Africa the next summer (taking our kids with us) to bring our adopted kids home. Well, so much for that plan LOL The house process didn't go as planned, we got the house we wanted but the process took 3 months longer than expected. It threw our plans out the window. I was not happy. BUT God began working other plans, bringing people in our life that dropped little hints and ideas in front of us, none of them sounded appealing to me, at all. (Just being truthful!) It wasn't what I planned. It wasn't what I wanted. After MUCH prayer and thought, God has really birthed something in us. A desire I thought I'd never have. Although, my husband says it has always been in the back of his mind as the way we should go.... well, thanks a lot for speaking up LOL So, we are becoming foster parents. With the hopes of adopting, if God leads.

We started classes last week and we are learning so much. There is such a great need for foster families. We are not sure what to expect but we know that this is the way God is leading so He is in control. I'm learning that God knows what is best for us, and that His plans are always... not sometimes... but ALWAYS best for us. I'l trust Him with the unknown and be obedient!

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