Restored is how I would describe how I feel after my weekend at Created 4 Care.
I have to admit that the last few weeks (and months) have been hard. I have been discouraged at times. I have felt so broken. And I am tired.
And then just at the very perfect time. God took me to a place with no distractions. A place of encouragement and love. A place where there were other moms who have know the pain of this wait.
If you have not been, this is an absolute must for any momma who loves adoption.
There's something about being in a place with 400+ other adoptive mommas that's good for the soul.
We worshipped. We prayed. We learned. We laughed. We cried.
But most of all we were restored in the Lord.
It's like getting the high octane. The REALLY good stuff. You can do well all year long on the regular but then you go and get that extra boost that makes you feel so renewed.
For me, this boost came at the opportune time.
We are leaving for Africa in 8 days.
In 10 short days we will be meeting the children that we have prayed and longed for.
We don't know if the needed paperwork will be done. We don't know if we will get to go to court. We don't know if we will come home with the twins.
But we will serve the ones who care for them. We will love on them. We will worship in Africa.
And we will see what God has in store for us.