On July 3, 2013, we went to my parents’ lake cabin to celebrate the 4th of July with my family and this was the weekend we were going to share our exciting news. If you know me, you know I love surprising people, and love being creative with my surprises.
When we arrived at the cabin, I wore a little "surprise" around my neck. I didn't say a thing to anyone. I just waited to see who would notice and ask the first question. We were there for about an hour before anyone noticed (TORTURE!!!) Then my sister, Kelsie arrived. She came right up to me and noticed what I was wearing. She read it and instantly knew 😊 She started jumping up and down asking if she could tell everyone. Well in my family, excitement travels fast and she told everyone within minutes. It was so fun to share this news with them and FINALLY be able to talk about our adoption openly.
We asked for their prayers over our little one and also for their birth family. When you hear of others adopting it can be so easy to pray for the adoptive family and future child, but what about the birth parents? These birth parents make some very hard decisions and are CHOOSING to place their child with a family that can provide and love them in a way that they may not be able to. THEY need our prayers more than anything. THEY need to know they are supported and not alone.
There have been many times while adopting that others would ask how they could pray. I would ask them to pray for our future child's birth parents. On nights when they have doubt, questions, and fears I wanted them to be covered in prayer. To this day, I still pray for birth parents everywhere, for strength and courage as they demonstrate the most selfless love imaginable.
Will you please say a prayer for all birth parents out there RIGHT NOW who need your support and love?
With Full Hands and an Open Heart- Kansas Fergen
Hi, I'm Kansas! I wish we could be doing this face to face over coffee. Maybe someday, till then this will have to do!