Before we "had" kids, Matt and I lived a quiet, predictable, happy life. It was just the two of us, and we were content. We loved spending time together, having long talks, going to movies, eating out, taking trips, whatever we wanted.
Everyone asked us when we were going to get pregnant and we would just shrug our shoulders. We didn't know, we didn't feel worried about it, only worried that we might be letting people down. We were wondering what God might have for us.
Then God put adoption on our hearts. In a really powerful, undeniable way. I couldn't stop thinking about it, reading about, hurting for children whose parents weren't able to care for them. Since that time, God has continued to lead us down a very exciting, unpredictable, sometimes bumpy path.
We are in such a different place now. Life isn't quiet or predictable anymore. It is loud, sometimes really loud, and messy. Our time is no longer our own. Instead of movies we give baths and put on jammies, instead of long talks we grab time together after the girls are asleep. We are busy. We are overwhelmed.
And it is beautiful.