Yesterday was Lucy's fifth birthday.
I remember being so uncertain when we found out we were expecting. Our paperwork had been in China for over a year and, silly us, we thought we would be seeing our Chinese daughter's photo any day.
I was shocked and thrilled...but so afraid that it would disrupt our adoption. My heart was so in love with a little Chinese baby girl I hadn't seen yet. The miracle of adoption: I was completely devoted to my daughter a ocean away.
I wasted the next few weeks feeling guilty over not being thrilled with my pregnancy and fearful our adoption would never be complete.
As God's timing would have it, the Chinese program continued to slow down, our agency approved our desire to continue with our adoption and our sweet Lucille was born!
Eight months later, we boarded a plane to meet our second daughter.
And we have the privilege of raising our "virtual twins" born 3 months apart.
Moral of the story: God's timing, period.