Recently, we've been getting some inquiries about whether or not we'll be adopting again. Just yesterday, someone pulled up beside me at the bank & said, "I think you need a couple more kids to fill up that van!" (Yes, I sport a 12-passenger.) In most cases when asked, we just kind of laugh & side-step. I'm not sure why.
Maybe it's that defensiveness in me that is afraid of hearing a negative response should we answer with a yes.
Maybe it's that private side of me that feels the same way I did after delivering a baby & then getting asked if you're having any more.
Funny thing was when that comment was made at the bank yesterday, I didn't even think before saying, "Oh, I would love that!" And his response, with a smile, was, "I know you would!" Huh.
And so there you have it. Yes, I would love that. I LOVE being a mommy...with all it's beautiful messiness, I love it! There is no shame in saying that I love children & being who I am, & the realization has come that the people that know us & know our family respond to that with a knowing smile.
Not really a direct answer, is it? ;o) Well, here's the thing. We stopped saying, "We're done" a long time ago. Our prayer instead is, "Lord, is there anyone missing?"
Why? Because His plans are way better than ours.
Here are five of the reasons I trust Him more (Yes, I said five. I included Kade in this...once upon a time, we said we were done after Kyler, but God kept placing THAT nudging on our hearts...how glad I am that He did...several more times!).