Why we adopted

We are Les and Prudence.  We were married in April of 2008.  From the start, we knew that we wanted to wait about 5 years before having children.  God must have agreed with that, because he kept the longing for children away until now.  I remember as a kid talking to my parents about the fact that I wanted to adopt one day.  When Les and I married, we talked a lot about that desire in our hearts to adopt but allowed ourselves to move past it since it wasn’t “our time” to have kids yet.  In October of 2011, we finally started coming up with a plan which didn’t involve adoption.  We didn’t share this plan with people at the time.  I was the crazy person who wanted to work getting pregnant around my tax season.  It is the busiest time of the year for me, so we decided that we would start trying around September of 2012.  The wake-up call was on February 5th, 2012, when our college pastor was scheduled to teach a sermon on adoption, both about the adoption of children and about our adoption by God.  I remember walking into the room where Les was ironing that morning saying “I kind of don’t want to go, because I know it will bring it all up again.”  That actually brings tears to my eyes typing this because I realize that the conviction of God was there then and I was ignoring it.  When we left church that morning, my heart was just really heavy with that conviction.  Before we even got home from that service, we knew that we had to rethink “our plan” and follow God’s plan for our lives.  We started talking with the college pastor and his wife about their adoption to get more information.  They are wonderful by the way, and you can read all about their adoption at http://yestoadoption.blogspot.com/.  In just a short time, we made our decision that we would follow this conviction on our hearts and adopt!  This blog was started to document the wonderful journey!

To read more about what our adoption has meant to me, click over to this post!


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