Saturday, March 30, 2013

What Easter 2013 means to me

Usually as a holiday approaches, I begin to get cranky, emotional, and lonely.  Easter has never been the exception to those feelings.  Normally the pictures of parents and their children dyeing eggs, going Easter egg hunting, and all of the cute Sunday clothes get to me...but this year? This year is different. 

Lately, I've been thinking a lot about Easter.  The sacrifice of Christ giving up His life for me so that I can have hope. A future. After almost three years of infertility, I finally feel like I have hope and a future worth looking forward to. 

As of Wednesday, March 27, 2013, Luke and I have jumped through all the hoops of becoming foster parents.  We have completed all 10 weeks of the STARS classes, taken the CPR/First Aid class, and had 4 visits with our licensing worker.  So, now, we wait. Our licensing worker is finishing up our homestudy, and she is going to be sending it to us to proof read this Wednesday.  We'll send it back to her and she'll make the correct adjustments (if any), and then she will send it to the agency to read and approve.

Y'all, we are so close.  There is FINALLY a light at the end of the tunnel. The closer I walk to that metaphorical light, the warmer my heart becomes.  It dawned on me today that this is our last Easter without children. *insert high pitched squeals*  Year after year, holiday after holiday I have been telling myself that "this will be the last time we have to celebrate alone," and now I can finally say it and truly know that it really is the last time.

So whether you have children or you are still waiting, know that there is hope.   My hope lies in Jesus Christ.  The author and perfecter of my faith.  

May your Easter be filled with joy, peace, love, and most of all..HOPE!

"Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God."   ~Hebrews 12:2~

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations!! That is so exciting. I'll be praying it all goes through quickly and you have a kiddo that is just perfect for your family soon!
    Happy Easter!


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