Five years ago today.
April 11, 2005, we placed our order to Joe and Jennifer at My Adoption Website to host our travel journal to Isabelle.
Their very first order.
Looking back, I realize that Chris and I envisioned our “Journey to Isabelle” as an isolated event. We assumed that we would bring her home, and our lives would continue on in the direction we’d always envisioned.
With the blessed addition of one Chinese sister. Of course.
This was simply a slight detour.
And how the beauty and magnitude of it makes other endeavors in life pale in comparison.
And how adoption was so, so much more than a detour.
He was giving us an entirely new map.
Not with just the overflow of our surplus and a portion our lives. But with everything we are and everything we have.
And until we hear differently from the Big Guy, that’s exactly what we’ll continue to do.
Regular moms and dads, recognizing that they too were called to love and care for the orphan.
All because of the talent and vision of Joe and Jennifer.
Thank you so much for holding our hands as we ventured out on wobbly legs. As we began our ‘Journey to Isabelle‘.
Five years ago.
And for blessing us with your friendship ever since.
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