Since we first learned of their precious lives last December, the twins have been covered in prayer. Brett and I are so grateful for our friends and family that have continued praying for them since our difficult decision to let them go and believing for God to match them with the perfect family.
We are ecstatic to say the twins are being adopted by a WONDERFUL couple!
It is perfect, God is So Good!
I saw the post on our adoption agency’s FB group last week that a new family has chosen to adopt the twins. I found Brett doing yard work and I just sobbed in his chest. To be honest, my tears were a strange mixture of tears of joy, because our prayers had been answered, and yet tears of sadness because it was a further realization that we really had let go of two precious children and would never experience our dream of holding them in our arms. Love is so precious yet sometimes so painful. I shared with Brett what I learned about this sweet couple (by checking them out on FB of course): they love Jesus and they do not have any children as of yet! We rejoiced knowing this is exactly what we had been praying for the twins.
I decided to FB message this new mommy-to-be. I wanted to congratulate her and her husband, introduce myself, let her know how deeply loved the twins are and how they have been covered in prayer by friends and family around the country. With overwhelming emotions and my heart racing, I hit send not knowing what her response would be.
The following morning I received the most loving, heart-felt response back from this precious mommy-to-be. With tears streaming down my face, I read her words and in the most loving, meaningful way, God confirmed that our difficult decision was the right one. God is in the details and as always, He has a plan.
With her permission, I wanted to share a snip-it of her email to me because it displays God’s goodness and faithfulness in the midst of this difficult journey. In response to my message she wrote:
“Thank you for reaching out and sharing this with us. I am sure it wasn’t the easiest thing to do….I liken it to what a birth-mother feels as she has to make that heart-breaking decision even though she knows it is the right one. Just like in a situation with a birth-mother we are forever grateful that you followed God’s leading in the midst of the difficulty of it……..
We knew when we saw their file that these were the children God had planned for us before we even started this journey. Know that the twins will be very loved and well taken care of….We will also make sure they know they are deeply loved by Jesus; I know that He has great plans for them. We can’t wait to be parents!
I also wanted to share with you about something I read in your recent blog post. The verse you posted at the bottom that you felt God has led you to and one that you were holding onto is the very same verse that my husband and I both wrote in our prayer journals earlier this year and that we had also been praying over our adoption journey…..There is no doubt in my mind that God has been Sovereign in this from the very beginning. Even though it looked different than probably both of our families would have ever imagined…”
How amazing is that?!? Instantly, the peace of God flooded my heart and soul. Our God is in the business of mending broken hearts and “He has made everything beautiful in its time” (Ecc. 3:11).
Brett and I have no doubt that God has chosen this precious couple and is knitting together this family. God has been, and will continue, orchestrating both of our adoption journeys. The mommy-to-be and I have been emailing back and forth and it has been a joy to see the love of Christ shining through her words and in their story. This husband and wife are going to be amazing parents!
Reading about their story of accepting the twins’ referral is wonderful. You can follow their adoption journey here: http://www.reepsadoptionjourney.blogspot.com/
I can not wait for the day we will get to see pictures of them holding the twins in their arms and loving them with the same Jesus love we had always dreamed of giving them someday ourselves!
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”