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Monday, December 22, 2008

December 2007 to December 2008

On Sunday Jeremy and I were discussing last December. We were talking about where we were at this time last year with our situation and desire for children. December was better than the previous months. In December, we felt hope. If you would have asked me in January of 2007 if I would have a child by the next December. I would have been certain of it. But as the month crept closer, I knew that it wouldn’t be a possibility. But December was also the deadline we set. God had been drawing us towards adoption for years, but more seriously the last 6 months of last year. So last December, we excitedly committed to adopt. And in May, 5 short months later, God blessed our socks off! And so, on Sunday I laughed and said – I’m glad we never got pregnant. And Jeremy smiled and agreed. It was a sweet moment. We just can’t imagine life without our Holden. I’m thankful that God continued to have us wait, because He had a better plan for us. Not only a plan that would fulfill our hearts longing, but a plan for a baby boy and possibly an overwhelmed mother. And sometimes I am amazed that He chose us!
In the midst of all of it, God changed our thinking, He changed our hearts and He changed our plans. My vision for my family looks different now. And it’s more beautiful than what I originally had in mind. Oh my, how life can change in just 1 year!


Jenn said...

It is amazing the difference of one year. I have been having these same thoughts. Last December, Scott and I were looking towards our third round of IUI's and I was feeling really low. Little did I know that round would work and the next December, I would have a 10 week old London. Waiting on God and being patient is very difficult, but as you said, His plan is always better than what we could have ever imagined. Thank God for Holden and London!

Kelly said...

Hi Melodie! I found your blog searching for adoption blogs. My husband and I just started the domestic adoption process through Bethany and your post is so encouraging to me! God's perfect plans are worth waiting for and better than we can imagine! You have a beautiful family--enjoy your holidays!

Life In Mazes said...

I am so glad Holden is in your lives too. Your post makes me very hopeful. Merry Christmas.

The Myers said...

Oh Meldoie! God is SO amazing isn't he?! Our hearts are filled with joy for y'all as you look fondly upon this past year. The year that the Lord "blessed your socks off." Too cute! Love y'all.