"The heart of man plans his way, but the LORD establishes his steps." Proverbs 16:9
My heart was in pursuit of entering motherhood with one, maybe two children. But God...(one of my favorite transitions throughout scripture)... revealed:
"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts." Isaiah 55:8-9
On April 8, 2009, we sat in a Ukrainian government office petitioning to adopt one to two children between the ages of 0 to 4. Forty-five minutes into our one hour meeting they laid these pictures before us and posed the question,
"Would you consider four?"
Two days later we sat in the orphanage director's office in Zaporizhia, Ukraine and these…