See this beautiful little girl, well that's our daughter. Meet Rylee Mei Harmon. She is 3 years old and we are completely over the moon for her! It's absolutely amazing how every time I look at her picture, I automatically get all the feels I get for Tucker when I look at his pictures. Adoption Rocks!!
She already has a big smile like her Momma! :-)
I'm in awe of this entire process and this little girl who we didn't know existed one week ago, one month ago or one year ago. One year ago we were just overcoming the loss of a baby through a miscarriage and I was trying to heal. I realized as I was typing this it was almost exactly one year ago this last week that I was having a D & C procedure for the child I would never meet. Now, I have a sweet baby girl waiting on me to come for her. God is always faithful, even when we don't see what's happening or understand why, He knows exactly why. This beautiful little girl that is going to call me momma and who I am going to love and adorn with the biggest bows on the planet....she was exactly our why. It wasn't meant for us to have a baby biologically at that time. But I know if it hadn't been for the miscarriage and the pain of that time, I wouldn't have succumbed to His why. Sometimes that pain is exactly what we need.
It was that "why" that led us to adopt. I am grateful that God choose to use this adoption experience to grow our faith and stretch us completely out of our comfort zone so we can see His big plan.
"Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen." He is able to accomplish SO much more if we just step out on that leap of faith.
So now, the big question on everyone's mind...."When do we go get her!!???" The short answer is we aren't sure. The longer answer is there is much more paperwork to be done and arrangements to be made, but from what we can gather at the very most, it would be 6 months. That's a good guess anyway. In the meantime we work hard toward our financial goal and of course the fun stuff like prepare her room! But now when we do those things, we know what precious baby we are working towards. We see her beautiful face and see that precious big smile!
We are so so excited to share with you all in this journey and we can't thank you enough for praying for Jason, myself, Tucker & Rylee. Please keep us all in your prayers as this journey isn't over.
It's amazing how much love Jason and I both felt when we finally agreed this was our child. Adoption is such a precious gift, for the child yes, but for the parents even more so. You realize the love our Heavenly Father has for us in a very real way. To take the orphan and rename them, and call them His own. Such an incredible gift. If you're thinking this may be something God is calling you to, I would love to talk to you about it. I definitely don't have all the answers, but I love talking adoption and would be happy to help!
We are so blessed!
I want anyone who reads this to know it's nothing we have done, it's all because of the Lord! We give Him all the praise for this amazing family He has blessed us with! We are so unworthy!
Rylee - soon baby girl! Momma & Daddy and big brother Tucker are so excited to meet you!