Two weeks ago we got a phone call.
Phone calls have a way don’t they?
A way of changing your life forever.
You never know what you’re saying hello to.
We certainly didn’t.
We were asked one question:
If time weren’t an issue, if everything could be wrapped up by the end of year, would the two of you be open to adopting right now?
It was asked this way, because we’d thought about it; we’d prayed about it. The timing had been an issue before. We just didn’t have two years post-adoption to spend in Japan. We had seen the door close & we had made peace with the sweet window-view we got of others’ adoptions.
But then, you see, we got this phone call. We had 48 hours to decide what our answer would be. 48 hours to make a call on a re-opened door.
We said, “Yes.”
We walked right through.
Guys, I’m introducing you to our daughter, Skye Elizabeth Osborne.
I doing this because we are adopting her.
We heard about her 2 weeks ago.
We met her & her birth parents 3 days ago.
We brought her home with us today.
Every adoption story is unique & in that way they’re all alike.
Ours is no exception.
There are many details to this story that we’ll be happy to share in a more intimate forum than this blog that reaches
MILLIONS a large number of people we know & a smaller number of people we don’t.
Suffice it to say that this baby was a crisis pregnancy that, save some intentional intervention, was going to end. We had no idea she even existed until two weeks before she was born. Her birth-parents loved her enough to know they could not provide her with everything they wanted for their child so they made the gut-wrenching, but incredibly selfless decision to give her up. By God’s grace & the obedience of His people, she came straight to our door. She couldn’t knock for herself, but by the grace of God, someone knocked for her. We never opened our door to a cuter person. Sorry to all the cute people we’ve opened our door for…but come on:
We’ll never be able to fully explain how all of this happened this fast & in this way, but we know the One who can & we are just happy to be included in part of His plan. We are full of joy to give Skye Elizabeth Osborne a forever home & absolutely humbled that we get to be the ones to do that.
Praise to the One from Whom comes “every good gift and every perfect gift […], coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.” James 1:17
He knew it all along, but we never saw her coming out of the clear blue Skye.
P.S. All amazing photo creds go to our sweet friend, Rachele Huonker-Frickey! Thank you so much!!