7/09/2013

We Weren't Chosen

I can count on one hand three fingers how many people knew that our profile was shown to a birth
mom for the fi rst time last week.

The verdict is in:

We weren't chosen.

Another family was picked.

We're not devastated, but I'd be lying if I said it didn't sting a little.

It does.

We were ready to say, "Yes," if the birth mother chose us.

But she didn't.

That's OK.

Our consultant, Susan, emailed us and told us she was praying for us and our future baby.

She gets it.

And she reminded us what this really means:

This situation -- this baby -- wasn't part of God's plan for us.

I'm just hoping and praying we can continue to be strong, keep our heads up and our hearts protected and open in this process.