“Take my picture with my brother”. She is one proud sister. For years now Hensley has been asking us for a sibling. Not being able to give that to her or give her a good explanation why that may not happen was difficult. We had discussed adoption and other options, but the right door had not opened and honestly that is much harder than it sounds. It isn’t always an easy or quick process to so. We continued to pray and ask for guidance and we are so appreciative of everyone of you who kept us in your thoughts and prayers along the way. I never wanted to be silent of our struggle to add to our family, because we needed love and support and I didn’t want anyone to feel alone in their struggle. I felt alone for a long time. I can now look back on our journey and even though it was a lot of ups and downs with tears and pain, I wouldn’t have it any other way. It is our story and it brought us to this place. I didn’t know how our fertility journey would end. Would we have another child, be blessed by adoption, or feel peace of our family of 3? All I know is I had to get to a place of surrender. I am not in control and I am thankful for that. That can be a scary feeling, but not being in control and letting go gave me peace and allowed God to show his mighty power. Not my will, but his will. So hearing those words, “Take my picture with my brother” are the most sweet words I thought I would never hear. I don’t take them for granted and I love seeing them together in a photograph.
Wishing the happiest birthday to my brother today!! Even though you tried to kill me last river trip (swipe right) - I can’t wait for more adventures!! Happy birthday!!!!