Tuesday, January 18, 2011

1 Year ago today...

we received an email...an email that forever changed our lives...
...an email with a picture of a beautiful little boy...a little boy that was meant for us to help advocate for...but the second I saw his precious face...I KNEW...I JUST KNEW HE WAS MEANT TO BE OUR SON...then daddy saw his sweet face and he KNEW...he knew he was ours...

Sweet, sweet boy...it's been a year since the Lord placed you in our hearts...hard to believe you've been home for 4 months now!! We love you so much!

**I was asked a fabulous question since posting my original post. I was asked, "How did I KNOW he was ours?" Often time people will say 'I just knew' and I never understood it but now, now I do :) Hmmmm, where to start....Dh & I knew we wanted to adopt again but we were hit extremely hard with the sinking economy. We weren't sure how we could afford to adopt anytime soon. Oddly enough, we had just spent the weekend talking about adopting again & realizing we just couldn't afford it. We committed to praying about it but knew we'd have to wait a while. That Monday, I felt a very heavy burden to pray for dh's work (he's self employed)...I even prayed boldly that if the Lord wanted us to adopt sooner than later that he would greatly bless his dh's business that week (he had no idea I was praying this :). Hubby instant messaged me that day & said keep praying...the meeting is going amazing!! You see, he was a meeting about to land a good size account and I HAD NO IDEA!!! As he was instant messaging, I told him what I had been praying that day and he laughed...THEN...I clicked over to my email and there was an email from our agency. They know how much I love to advocate for kiddos so they were asking me to help find a family for this little boy. As I opened the email, my breath was literally taken away...I couldn't speak...I was overwhelmed with emotions & couldn't stop shaking...my heart...my God told me loud and clear....this is YOUR son...I called hubby & he couldn't wait to get home and see him (so not like daddy...he's a planner, a practical one..remember, we had just determined that WE couldn't afford it...as our Lord giggled ;). As soon as dh saw his sweet face, he said "When do we start the paperwork?" Seeing my hubby's heart was HUGE confirmation to me on so many levels. Now...I will say that I have looked at thousands of beautiful waiting children...I've helped advocate for many, but NEVER have I been so taken at first site.

Soooo, in the shortest way possible...that's how I knew ;)

12 comments:

blessedmomto8 said...

HAPPY 4 months home! HE'S PRECIOUS!

Dreams of Grace said...

Do you mind me asking HOW you just "KNEW" he was meant to be yours?? Just curious to hear your feelings.

Debbie Sauer said...

He certainly has grown! Glad he has you in his life. Blessings

Julie said...

What a sweet boy he is!!!

Kelly said...

What a great story how the Lord confirmed in you and your husband that this was your son! love it. What a sweet picture of Solomon!

(Lucille just walked in the kitchen and pointed to your picture and said that you looked like me!! Ha!)

suzettelarrotta said...

Hi Stacey: Thank you for sharing this with us. Your courage inspires me but I know it is his light relfected in you that gives you the courage to be bold. I hope the Lord gives me your boldness to take to an end our current application for adoption from colombia, Thanks suzette

Jewels of My Heart said...

Thank You Jesus for bringing this little guy home to his family.....
I love your story... Solomon's story.
Sometimes you do just KNOW when you see their face.
God is so good...
love you

Mindi said...

I got to meet Solomon this last summer on a mission trip with Visiting Orphans! I'm so glad he has a family now! I'm not even sure how I stumbled across your blog but I am so happy that I did and that Dalton also has a family! I have a few pictures of Solomon from my trip if you would like them. You may already have some similar ones since you have access to the LWB site. If you want them just email me: mindiengel@yahoo.com
God bless you and your family.

Jolene said...
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Jolene said...

That's what happened with Dalton. I requested info on another little boy...there was nothing particular about this boy it felt like an act of obedience to inquire...there was another family that was a perfect match but the adoption worker said, "By the way I have this other little boy"...

As soon as I opened his picture my breath caught in my throat.

~*That's HIM! That's OUR SON*~

Here we come Dalton!

(Sorry I deleted the last comment....terrible proofreading on my part!)

Annie said...

Happy 1 year since falling in love! What a blessing and a joy!

Jonni said...

Happy 1 year referral day. Time just flies by so fast and what a blessing your beautiful son is and I am so glad he is with his family now. And what a wonderful family to belong to! :)

Hugs,
Jonni