Five. The number of children I’ll have by the end of 2017. A year from now, maybe, I’ll be holding my fifth child. When I started this journey of motherhood, I don’t know how many I envisioned. It certainly as more than two. I knew then it would be large family. After our third, a feeling crept into my soul….we weren’t quite done.
But I felt I didn’t want to be pregnant again. And we read a book. Then we listened to a sermon. And God moved in our hearts. My husband and mine. Both our hearts began to see them. The countless faces, all a blur. We envisioned a daughter. So we found who God had picked for our family. And now we wait for His 2nd pick. We wait, expected, nervous, and excited for number five.
My third boy, but a new little soul altogether. Maybe a different set of DNA, but a heart that will belong with us. Maybe his eyes will be shaped a little different, but the love we have waiting for him will enfold and wrap around his whole being. He will belong. Our number five, our sweet China boy, will hold my heart just as the other four do. And the four will wrap their arms and hearts around him as well. Already, he is loved. Already he is prayed for, talked about, and prepared for!
And this time around, I know the love will only grow. Five. How we love you, wherever you are.
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Five Minute Free Writes – Every week I join a special group of writers to write for FIVE MINUTES. No editing. No revising. Just WRITE. Each week the prompt is revealed Thursday evening.
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