I am so excited to write this blog while you are both sound asleep at nap time. This morning, something really special happened. We met your half brother! He is 2 years older than you, and so cute! He was so so so excited to see you, and you all played together so well. I really pray that you three can always have a sweet relationship!
One really amazing thing is that his parents are Christians too, and they have a very amazing story about how they adopted him. Also, his parents played a VERY important role in you coming home with us, and we didn't even realize it at first.
Back when we first heard about you, there was another family that also potentially wanted to adopt you. We were praying that this family would say no, and that we would be able to have you, and as you know, that's exactly what happened. Come to find out, your brother's family was that other family. The adoption agency went to them first because they wanted to keep the siblings all together, however the parents of your brother are in their late 50's, so they didn't feel lead to adopt two more infants.
They prayed and prayed that the family that would adopt you would be a Christian family, and that they would be willing to keep in contact so that the siblings could grow up knowing each other. God answered both of their prayers! We are Christians, and we desire that all three of you would keep in contact and celebrate the amazing thing that God has done in all of your lives!
It was such a sweet day to hug the necks of the family that graciously and selflessly said no to adopting you. Not because they wouldn't have loved you, but because they knew that another family could give you everything you needed. Without their decision, we wouldn't have been able to adopt you, and I can't even fathom that.
This all just one more reminder of God's providence and how He so perfectly plans the events of our lives! I can't wait for you to know my Savior one day! I love you both more than you'll ever know!!
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