The Rollercoaster of Adoption What 72 Hours on This Journey Can Feel Like

This weekend I shared photos from a baby shower that some friends at church threw for me/us. It really was a beautiful time, but I feel like if all I share is that, then you’re not really getting a true look into our lives and adoption journey. And if there’s one thing I want to be as I share about my life, it’s truthful. So I thought I’d share some of the other things that happened/that I felt this past weekend.

Over the past 72 hours I have experienced all of these things regarding our adoption:

  • had a slight freak-out over where all the funds would come from
  • shared our story with a new physical therapist who cried tears of joy
  • got a surprise $1k donation from a friend and praised the Lord
  • was loved on big-time by ladies through a baby shower
  • had a hard conversation with our case worker
  • cried
  • felt sad for our expectant mama
  • enjoyed talking with our case worker
  • was contacted by two other friends wanting to throw showers for us
  • felt happy and oh-so-excited about motherhood
  • felt anxious about all the details
  • cried
  • connected with other adoptive mamas and felt hopeful
  • felt overwhelmed by all that we’re taking on with a transracial adoption
  • nested hardcore
  • had a nightmare that our expectant mama emailed us saying she didn’t want us to be the parents of her baby
  • felt fearful about the outcome of this adoption
  • mourned that adoption even exists
  • cried
  • praised God that adoption exists

So if that doesn’t give you a glimpse into the rollercoaster that adoption can be, I don’t know what will! 🙂 Just to be clear, not every 72 hours is like this… this past weekend just happened to be a doozy. So friends, please pray for us! Pray that we would ride this rollercoaster holding on tightly to the only one who can keep us safe through every up and down—Jesus!

Love, Team Douglas

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