Monday, July 02, 2012

And then there were three....

I guess this is usually how people announce they're pregnant??
What a cute idea!
Well, sorry to disappoint you, but there's none of that water in this house.
But, I did have the sweetest little dream the other night that I wanted to share with you!
So, Matt and I have a big dream of adopting one day.
It's a dream that's been stirring for quite a while. 
In fact, before I got married, my dream was to go over to Africa and work with orphans.
That dream is still there, but has taken on a different form.
Matt and I would like to do international adoption. 
Now,  I understand a lot of people turn to adoption because they aren't able to have any children of their own. However, that is not the case with me and Matt.
We want to adopt because, well, we want to adopt!
Simple as that!
It's part of our heart. Part of who we are.
So the other night, I had a dream about the sweetest little eighteen month old African boy. He had the biggest little cheeks that were perfect for kissing! And in my dream, I just knew that this little boy I was holding was mine. Man, oh man, was I in love with him! I remember just crying when I looked down at him, I was so in love! It was the most incredible thing!
I truly believe it was God's way of reassuring me of all the dreams that he planted deep inside our hearts!
One of my favorite blogs to follow right now is Rachelle over at Treasures Over The Rainbow. She and her husband are in the final stages of adopting two little cuties from Ethiopia! Their journey has been long, nearly two years, and has required a lot of strength, patience, faith and love. It's truly inspiring and exciting! If you get a chance, stop by and leave them some love and encouragement.  Heaven knows we all need it!

Anyway, I can't wait to meet that little boy I was holding in my dreams. I've also had dreams about a little girl, so let's just say, I'm a little more than stoked to meet them one day! If you catch me on a real emotional day {which is nearly everyday}, I'll start crying just thinking about it!

I'll leave you with one of my favorite adoption stories. I literally have played this about fifty-seven times, and still cry {shocker, I know}! 
Blessings of a Burdened Heart from smith on Vimeo.

6 comments:

Cassandra Henri said...

That's so great for you! Me and my boo want to adopt too.

Courtney B said...

Love this post! My hubs and I want to adopt as well!!

Mindy Pongpanik said...

That is amazing Marcie! You will be great mom!

Kara said...

I love this! We plan to adopt in the next 5 years as well but we are going to adopt an older child from our county.

Sam said...

I'm not married yet but I've always thought of adopting! I think my brother might adopt soon too! I hope he does lol it would be so exciting!

sam*

Shaylynn... I blahwg It's True. said...

So, I sobbed. Thanks for that. (it's kinda the song too)

But it's just so perfect.

I too would love to adopt.

And side note: I most likely will be spending a bulk of my time volunteering in Africa.. I go back and forth.. but oh, how this just set my heart on fire.

This is the best thing that's happened to me all day.

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