I can't believe this year is almost over.
Aubry will be 2 years old this month, wow!
It seems like yesterday I got the call saying I was the guardian/parent of a newborn baby girl.
That's the time we had to prepare to bring a baby home.
No time to pick out wall colors or bedding themes,
no time to shop for baby furniture or clothes.
The girls at work threw us a baby shower the day after she came home form the hospital..
We got a tone of stuff!
and then for the last 2 years we've been overflowing with blessings.
We go to court next week; this time asking the judge to change the case plan from "reunification" to "adoption". Both her parents agree Aubry should stay in our home; so now they need to sign over their rights.
I can't imagine making that decision.
Of course I think that's what's best for Aubry.
So I trust this whole process to the Lord.
Life is looking a little different now; Aubry bio-dad's side of the family makes visits as does her bio-mom. It's kind of a divorce family meets adoption with a whole lotta love stirred in.
Ya know I love her like my own kid.
Not that I thought I wouldn't love her a ton, I just didn't realize this magnitude of love.
I am amazed at the length of love.
The depth of it.
Having my own kids is when the roots of love grew deep in my heart; then it overflowed to Steve.
It would be years before I'd feel that love for a student, a friend, a sister.
But there is something about your own kids. You hug them, love them, shake your head at them.
They amaze you,
baffle you and frustrate you beyond all comprehension.
They warm your heart,
bless it, melt it, make it smile
and sometimes break it right inside your chest.
Oh that's how I feel for Aubry May, deep rooted love grown on my inside.
Oh how I trust and hope this adoption goes through.
Well I'v been laying low on this subject because I just don't always know what to say, what to share and when. I'll be back with an update.
For now there is a birthday to plan, Thanksgiving to be hosted, family in town and then a fabulous trip with Illana, Stevie and their parents.
I leave you with this from Philippians chapter 4
"...the Lord is at hand, be anxious for nothing..."
If you need that reminder then claim it, grab it, believe it.
Look at your hand, the Lord is there, He's got it- so enjoy it!!!
Love a little more today, the one you wanna avoid,