Oh, adoption. Grab some coffee and let’s chat about the latest page in this ongoing saga!
This past week, we found out we needed to re-do our home study in light of our recent move. I have to admit that it felt like the final straw. It felt like the moment when you take out the Jenga block then watch the entire tower crumble into pieces. Game Over.
I have another appointment scheduled with a fertility clinic and so the million dollar question of last week was treatments versus adoption? Should we cancel the appointment? Schedule another home study? HELP!
Well one night last week, I randomly asked Chandler if he would humor me and let us say a prayer together asking God for a sign. I was thinking big and flashy, preferably with bright neon lights. Like the bar signs with flamingos and margaritas.
Fast forward to Sunday….the very first thing they did during the service (which we almost skipped) was show a video about a community they support in Nicaragua and how they are going on a mission trip December to play with a bunch of kids.
That has to be our sign, right? Our tacky billboard that says Hey Alisha and Chandler… This is the way.
Needless to say, we left feeling both overwhelmed and a little awe-struck. Chandler turned to me and said I’m all in. Let’s cancel this appointment.
So the moral of this story is all hands on deck for this adoption.
We got our sign.
Then Chandler remembered I prayed jokingly for 4 kids and promptly said oh shit… maybe it’s a coincidence after all!