We are so excited to announce that the Runner family is expanding! Nope, we are not pregnant.....We are going to adopt! How exciting is that? I will tell you now that it is about to get crazy for this ol' gal...cause I am doing something that I never dreamed....we are going to Ethiopia.....wowza....
yep, I said Ethiopia. I have studied and researched this country for over a year....I have looked at the innocent faces, I have prayed faithfully for God to guide us in this. I feel like this is what Eric and I are called to do. I am excited and completely and totally terrified.....I feel alot like I did when I found out that I was pregnant with my first baby.
We have requested a girl between the age of 2-4. I pray for her daily. I worry about her. I think about what she is going to look like. I wonder what she is going to be when she grows up. I pray that we will be the parents that she needs.....see it is just like when you peed on that lil' stick and it said, 'YOU ARE PREGNANT'.
In my prayers I also pray for her health, her comfort and the hands of her caregivers. I pray that she is being cared for and loved. I pray that her basic needs are being met. I pray that she knows that she is loved.
We are very early in this whole process and I am just taking it step by step but I can tell you that although I may not be carrying this child in my womb she is most certainly in my heart. I hope this lil' blog will provide our family a reference point as we go down this road together. I hope you will join us.