The Great Unknown

The Great Unknown


I know it’s been a  long time since I last updated you on our adoption story. For that, I am sorry. To be honest, my hearts been so heavy I never knew where to start and the last thing I wanted to do was talk about it. Our adoption has been moving a long as it should be, just painfully slow. And to top it off, things have gotten more complicated. Tomorrow I am scheduled to meet with a group of people involved in this whole process and I may be coming home with our third, sweet baby. Yes, tomorrow we might no longer be that family of four I’ve been talking about the last 8 months. 

Our hearts have been ready for this for some time. Ever since we found out mom was pregnant, we decided we would keep as many of the siblings together as we could. We would take the baby in happily, if it meant they would be together. Still, nothing can ever prepare  you for when you go from 0 to 3 kids in under a year. I am excited and afraid all at the same time. I know we can do this, there’s just so much emotion invested into each and every one of our children. But I am hopeful. More hopeful than I’ve ever been, even as things continue to become more trivial. 

Our future is part of the great unknown. I take it day by day. Sometimes minute by minute. And as life continues to give us curve balls, I clench tightly all the more. My eyes look up  to the one who is “eternal, limitless, invisible, wise and only God – who reached down from His throne to direct my path and who will certainly prove Himself” (Streams in the Desert). 

As for our two little ones – they continue to grow in their personalities. It’s such a joy to watch. They are so full of love and light. I am left breathless as I listen to their millionth “I love you mommy”. My heart breaks.  I am so grateful for it. I love them so much and I hope they never doubt that. I hope they never feel like they are less than perfect. I hope that any harm  that may have happened in their past will be erased from their memories and they build a new foundation that is so solid and sure. How did we get so lucky? 

My husband said to me the other day, when I look out to our future I am afraid. But I have peace and assurance knowing that whatever comes, we will always be together. I feel exactly the same way. 

Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders
Let me walk upon the waters
Wherever You would call me
Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander
And my faith will be made stronger
In the presence of my Savior

XOXO, Lidy

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  • Linda Hibbard

    Lidy God is leading you, Joel and your newfound family. And you are helping me to know that Gods plan for us will be infinitely perfect in his time. Thank you.

    • HelloLidy

      Hey Linda, thank you so much. I am so happy that it also speaks to you in where you are at in life. We can all use a reminder that things always happen when they should. My friend told me today that sometimes God asks us to stop and wait. Wait where we are and where we are at. Even if it means in the middle of hurt and pain. In His time He makes things new and it will all be worth it.


  • HelloLidy

    Thanks so much Ashlyn, we need it these days. We really do appreciate it!


  • I am having difficulties finding the right words to say how moved I am Lidy: but one thing I can say is that all I can see in your journey is LOVE. Before the fear, before the uncertainty, and before the unknown. I see your love for them and Joel, their love for you, and His love for your family. Keep strong xxx

    • HelloLidy

      Thank you so much Sophie! I think that’s a perfect word to describe Joel’s and my mission. Love is the greatest of all :)



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