I can think of 3 very distinct times in my life I have prayed for specific pictures. Stay with me…
My Wedding Picture
As a little girl, I always wanted to get married and be a Mom. I can remember going to weddings and seeing the bride and groom. I have always loved a good love story. I would look at the bridal pictures in the newspaper. I dreamed of my wedding picture. Not so much the wedding. I am no party/event planner, but the actual picture of me as the bride and my groom. I didn’t have to wait too long. I married my high school sweetheart May 18, 2002. I was so excited to finally have the picture I had prayed for. When I was in 5th grade I made a list of what I wanted in my future spouse. It was so rewarding to finally see who that man was that God had chosen to stand beside me in this prayed for picture.
My Hospital Picture
Another picture I can very distinctly remember praying for was me, the mom in the hospital, with my baby. This picture came with lots of tears and prayers. Struggling with infertility was never a thought. And then it happened to us. For 2 and a half years, my husband and I struggled with infertility. I can remember going to see countless friends in the hospital with their sweet babies. I would cry all the way home. I wanted so badly to be the one in the hospital bed holding the sweet new baby. My time was coming, but it felt like an eternity to wait!
The Judge Picture
And this is our latest picture we have spent countless hours praying over. I have wanted to adopt since I was a little girl. After struggling with infertility and then having a precious baby and then back to the infertility struggles, adoption was my prayer. Thankfully God’s timing is perfect! We began the foster to adopt process October of 2015. When we started the process, I began reading adoption story after adoption story. The common thread was the family pictured with the judge on adoption day. This became my new dream picture. We officially adopted our “little superhero” November 17, 2017 and now have our picture.
***let’s not mention the aging or weight changing. There is none:)