Today I was making a list of things that needed to be done before we could get the house inspected for our home inspection required by the state for those applying to be foster parents or adoptive parents.
The list is long, and after writing the list...I started on a letter to my family asking for help to expedite all the things we need to do. I have talented brothers who hopefully will be there for this dream of ours...and then there is Scott's dad and mom, both so smart with things. My dad is a jack of all trades.
Anyways...the revelation...I sat back and was praying and thinking of people I knew that was adopted. Not many really. But then...it hit me, the King of Kings, my Lord and Savior, my Jesus...was adopted. He was adopted by Joseph. If adoption is good enough for my Jesus, ohhh wow... Words have escaped me. Then...it hit me Scott is adopted as well. John, his dad...the man that loved him when he didn't have to adopted him just before we got married so we could legally be Lails! He had been in Scott's life since Scott was 4 or 5 and had called him dad for about that long as well.
I went on the NC adoption/foster website and you can look through the children. I wanted to take all of them home with me. I hate that we only have a 2 bedroom house...or we might have a house full.
I can't wait to share my family with a child. Look at them down there...they are the best and have so much to offer. Just think about all the music that will be in their lives, my brothers and parents and nephews are so talented...I can't wait to see what musical trait my child will have. All the fishing trips, trips to the beach, Christmas dinners...so much to share!
I did have this thought again today...all this time, I was thinking I needed a child...but...OUR child needs US!