I suppose this story would be so much cooler if I talked about all the many obstacles I have had to overcome in awaiting this adoption. But it was never like that. Well, maybe a little. From the beginning many people said not to get attached and to “guard my heart”. Several people said she would most likely go back to her birthparents. But from the very beginning, I felt God telling me that she was our child, granted to us from the Lord, knowing that we were unable to have children of our own. I have since met her birthmother and she has given me her blessing and I am truly thankful for the strength that she had to make that decision and to entrust me with her daughter. I have not met her birthfather, but all sources indicate his “blessing”. The adoption is inevitable, but quite frankly the waiting is making me absolutely crazy. It really is the hardest part. I know someday I will look back and laugh on these times, I just hope it’s someday really soon.