Julie and I received word yesterday afternoon that we are the only family being considered for the adoption of an infant to be born this Friday. The agency representing the birth mother loved the fact that my sister was adopted and has recently adopted from China. They also appreciated that we’re part of a church that has a huge adoption ministry–lots of support.

Sooo, what once seemed like a long shot has quickly become a very real possibility. If all continues as things are heading, we will have a three day old little boy in our home next Tuesday! However, still several hurdles to overcome.

We’re doing our best to remain very cautious . . . trying not to put our hearts out there too far. Our emotions are all over the place. Praying that God will do what is best for our family and for the life of this child.

I’m reminded of Psalm 139: You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous–how well I know it. You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb. You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.

God knows. And I trust God.