I wanted to talk to our facilitators and see if I could go back and complete the adoption myself. But when I brought this up with Rich, he was very adamant that he go too. I knew he really wants to be there to bring Ari home, but I guess I didn't realize the full extent of it...
This adoption has really changed him. It has opened his heart to the plight of these orphans...when we were there, and he saw the little fatherless children in the playpen, with their arms up to him, it made an imprint on his heart.
This is so significant to me because it was ME who wanted to adopt...it was ME who found Artiom...it was ME who talked about this daily for a year and a half....
I really didn't know if he would ever be 'on board'.
And now, he loves this boy beyond words. He can't imagine me going to get Artiom with out him. HE wants to be the one carrying him out of the orphanage, and into our family.
At first after we talked about this, I was upset, because I thought the end goal was just getting Ari home as soon as possible, and I wanted to GO.
But after thinking about it and listening to Rich and feeling his emotion, I realize just how far he has come...and how that, in itself, is an answer to prayer.
He WANTS to go back and adopt another child after Artiom... that warms my heart.
So, I have to take a step back, and be thankful for how far the Lord has brought us, and just have faith that it is all in HIS timing.
And be thankful that he has blessed me with such a good husband!