Remembering almost 20 years ago. I was making plans to become a brand new mom. I am an adoptive mom and I was knee deep in paper work and being interviewed by social workers. Living in a State that didn't feel like home. And the auspicious Y2K always in the news. Just looming, always a concern, would I even have money to adopt, would the market crash, was the world going to survive? The world according to me was a series of emotional rollercoasters. Oh did I mentioned that menopause was in full swing. Not a family member in sight either. What the heck was I doing?
What I found was I was in exactly the right place, timeframe, and inner awareness space I couldn't have planned it better.
Making it through the pre-adoption process is well, a process to state it mildly. Then the waiting begins. This is where this story gets interesting. God had an amazing plan in mind. .
Here comes December, 1999 - I met with a birth mom who was making an adoption plan for her unborn child. She had been working with Catholic Social Services, the agency that completed my home study. In the State I didn't want to be in, Virginia. We were registered with an agency in Michigan, that was not looking promising for an adoption in the coming year. As an afterthought, the agency in Virginia took a copy of our profile, presented it to the birthmom wanting to make a decision on adoption. She chooses us. We had similar heritage's and so forth. And two weeks into December, I was a new mom. Two weeks later, Y2K happened. I remember standing in front of the TV ringing in the year with a two week old baby, of which I was fostering at the time. In Virginia, the birth mom has three months to change her mind. So the year 2000 came and I remember saying out loud "we still have power". .
That was God's plan for me at that time. Moving to Virginia was supposed to be. It was a God thing that took me in a 3 year journey I will never forget. .
So today, I wanted to acknowledge that my life is in God's hands and I am on my knees in thanks. This is just one story of my adventures with God.
Do you have one story where you knew it was a 'God Thing'? - 1 hour ago