So here we are. In the world of Something Completely Different. April 2011 is rapidly approaching and it appears that God's plans for the Whiteakers in 2011 don't seem to include a baby. We hope this is a case of "not right now." However we have also recently learned of an organization called Reece's Rainbow. RR is an agency dedicated to the adoption of Down Syndrome children from international countries. We are in the very early stages of learning about adoption in general (this was not what WE had planned) and international adoption of a DS child in specific. (Without a doubt now what WE had planned.) Prayers are being lifted up that God's hand is in this and if it is His will for us we will absolutely follow.
What we know now: 1. Adoption is expensive. In the past I have turned up my nose at people who fundraise for adoption but I now realize that this may be something I have to swallow my pride and do. If not for myself then for others who want to adopt through RR. 2. One of my favorite people in the world has DS and she lights up my world and Wes's. 3. God is faithful to his servants!
Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you, and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."