Houses tell stories and the things you fill them with provide the punctuation.
Today this mantel hangs in our kitchen. Just because a piece traditionally goes in one room does not mean it has to go there. This mantel has spent time in our bedroom, storage, and several other places along the way. This is a bit how adoption works too, things you didn’t realize were meant to go together all of the sudden just fit. As in Sarah’s case, she couldn’t have imagined it until it was—unexpected and beautiful.
Design, and life, is about compromise. Michael is incredibly creative—he can fabricate almost anything—and he sources his material from barn burn piles, dumpsters, and demolition sites. When I let him be him and set aside my aversion to dumpsters, he creates incredible things and when he let’s me be me, I fill his home with 2 lb bananas and pictures of llamas wearing scarves.
In short, we’re experimenting.
I’m not sure how this kiddo is going to find us but when they do, it’s going to be a good story.
Thank you so much Emily for sharing!
What Emily and her husband Michael are doing is new to me. Not the part about disagreeing with your spouse about decor…I know all about compromise. 🙂 It is their method of adoption that tugs at my heart in every way.
Why? Because they are like other friends who I know who are waiting to adopt…but this time I feel like I can do something about it!
This article was written which explains a little bit more about their story.
When Emily first shared with me what they were doing my heart screamed, “Yes, why not!” However, the reality is that it can be completely scary to put yourself out there. Whether you are on an adoption agency’s waiting list, doing foster to adopt, or doing everything you can to share your story with others…there is great hope, days of longing, and endless days of waiting and dreaming of what the future might hold.
Dreams that one day, very soon, a child will find a place of belonging and love in your family.
“Six degrees of separation” is the theory that everyone is six steps or less away, by way of introduction, from any other person in the world. Would you help Emily & Michael find their child? Maybe you have a friend…or maybe your friend has a friend…or that friend’s friend.
As of today they are still waiting. Their website is a great tool to connect others with them. And before you go, if you have one more moment…would you read this letter they wrote to their future child.
Blessings friends and thanks for following along.
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