As I sit and stare in awe at this picture of Lillian and Nessie, it hits home (again) how much love we have in our home. We really do love to spend time together! We went to Braums to celebrate National Ice Cream day and came home to chat and reflect on our day together. We talk a lot in our home. We play a lot in our home. Lillian loves to be with us and is a sweet child. Our dog is THE sweetest dog and is SO affectionate and lovable. We know we are blessed beyond measure, yet it still weighs on us that we have been called to adopt. As an outsider, one would look in on our house and ask, you have so much, why are you choosing adoption? And we would answer the same way every time…we have MORE love to share with another child. You see, Lillian was our miracle baby and as much as we tried to expand our family through fertility treatments again, in the end, it led us to our adoption journey. Once the idea seeps into your heart, you know it’s meant to be. You hold onto hope, faith, love and prayer knowing that your child is out there and when it’s meant to happen, it WILL happen. Love truly does make a family. For now, as we wait patiently, I will hold onto our family’s love to get us through this adoption journey.
In our hearts,
-Ashley and Todd