Niki, Janice, Tarah, Megan and Me
♥ LOVE ♥ these girlies! I am SO, SUPER blessed to have them in my life!
...God placed this INCREDIBLE idea of adopting on Erik's Big OLE heart... He shared it with me, we talked about it, prayed about it, and prayed about it and prayed about it... and God put it on my heart as well...
THANK YOU GOD!
...I have to say, I really didn't know anyone who had adopted, I didn't have any idea of what to expect, the ups and downs, ins and outs - NOTHING - other than I would have to learn as I go and rely on the MAN UPSTAIRS for my strength and support!
...I am still relying on HIM (BIG TIME), but I am SO thankful He put some AMAZING people in my life to share this journey with. I enjoy supporting, loving, encouraging them as much as I LOVE their support.
...I TOTALLY didn't realize what an AMAZING adoption community there is! I have met some INCREDIBLE people through the AGCI List Serve, Blogging, Facebook... It is REALLY the coolest thing EVER, how SO, SO many people come together to BE THERE for each other during the struggles, to answer questions, to CELEBRATE with ya- and most people have NEVER EVER even met in REAL life - but LIFT each other up and encourage each other - every step of the way!
I LOVE IT!
I thought I was gonna feel ALL ALONE, SCARED, COMPLETELY CLUELESS, OFF MY ROCKER :) (and sometimes i do) but, I know that there is this GREAT BIG HUGE Adoption Community who is right there ready to help ya, encourage ya, support ya... LOVE ya!!