Thursday, February 2, 2012

Our Own Little Created for Care Retreat

Last February I went to a retreat for adoptive moms called Created for Care. It was a wonderful weekend and time to connect with other adoptive moms. I have been so blessed to meet so many wonderful women who are also on this adoption journey. I really don't know what I would do without these precious women the Lord has put in my life.

This year I signed up right away for Created for Care 2012. I couldn't wait to go again. Well, things changed and we thought we may be traveling to Ethiopia at the end of January, so I sold my ticket. Things changed again and I thought I may be able to go, but in the end it didn't work out. I was disappointed at first, but then I made plans to meet my friend Sarah for lunch on Saturday. We met in the middle of our two towns and had a mini created for care retreat.

Sarah and I have sent numerous e-mails, texts, and talked on the phone many times, but we had never met in person until last Saturday. Our daughter's have lived together for the last 2 years. They were in the same orphanage as babies and now they share a nursery at Hannah's Hope. Sarah was one of the first people I talked to when we found out about our daughter. She was praying for her before we even knew she was our daughter. We have a special connection because of our precious daughters and I am so thankful for her friendship.

We are both waiting on the embassy to clear our cases, so that we can bring our sweet girls home where they belong. This wait has been so hard, but I am thankful to have a friend who understands and doesn't mind when I cry to her on the phone or in the middle of the Children's Place.

I am looking forward to the days when we can meet up for play dates with Mia and Eve.


  1. Love that you were able to meet up with Sarah! So glad I got to meet you last year. :)

  2. I am so glad that y'all got to meet up and spend the day together! Love you both!!!

  3. You beat me to the blog post! :-) I can't tell you how much I thank God for letting us walk down this road together. I am so grateful for you sweet friend!

  4. Really special that you had this opportunity!!!

  5. Love that yall got to meet up!!! Praying that both of you pick up your girls SO SO SOON!