Adoption – The story isn’t over

I never did write that adoption “wrap up” post that I promised. I was going to tie it all together for you in a nice little bow, hit publish, and close that chapter of our story.

Our plans never do go quite as expected, do they?

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Today, I will be meeting the sweet girl who is Riley’s biological mother. I will get to tell her face to face that I think she is brave and beautiful. I will get to tell her face to face that we will miss Wendy so much and that we will always keep her memory alive. We will share pictures and stories with Riley and help him to remember her love.

Today, I will step out of my comfort zone one more time. Would you pray for me? Would you pray that it is not my words that come out, but His love.

My heart is feeling the stretch marks of growing again. I feel like an inadequate vase for the beautiful arrangement that He has ordered.

Ecclesiastes 3:11 – He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.

Courtney Case - I just want to say Thank You Kate! Thank you for blogging about Riley and sharing your journey with us. Thank you for knowing God and raising him to know God! Most of all Thank you for loving him. I pray you and Emily have started off on a beautiful path! I will continue to pray for my RyGuy and maybe one day I will see him again. Seeing how much he is your family reassures me I made the right choice. THANK YOU -NiNis (what Riley used to call me) God Bless you and your beautiful family!

Mary Thompson - prayers and hugs to each one. comfort and peace to all.

kate.eschbach@gmail.com - Meg, thank you so much for sharing that. Yes, it went beautifully. Hugs!

meg - We have one very open adoption, and one open but not as open adoption. Those meeting days are so bitter sweet! Mainly for me, because I know the hurt those beautiful women are feeling when they see the boys and then watch them leave again. But such beauty that we can actually see them and share some of our lives with them. I hope it went well and you have some peace in your heart!