Tuesday, April 21, 2015

A Bend in the Road

So, there is this.

And then there is this.

And somehow, our agency, knowing our hesitations, said,
"Would you look at this little one?"
And he was so little. In fact, he is only 5 months older than our granddaughter.

And we're pretty old. Oldish.
But there is this...

And it wouldn't leave. We tried to make it leave.
But something felt different.
Something felt right.
We felt peace.

So this summer, we will go back to China.
Because we can.
He needs a family.
And we are a family.

Meet our little guy, Will.
He'll be two years old in June.
And we can't wait.

I keep learning that often, Heavenly Father's will is a little different than ours. 
And often, the bend in the road is not the end of the road, unless you refuse to take the turn.
So, we're turning.

And we are sooooo happy about it!


Annette Lyon said...

Yes, yes, yes!!! I'm so happy for you!!!

Kimberly VanderHorst said...

I'm crying in a tears-down-my-face kind of way. SO glad for your family, and for Will. You are all so lucky to have found each other. <3

Elizabeth Daley said...

That is such happy news!

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Nancy Campbell Allen said...

Hooray, Crystal!!!!!

Susan said...


The Damsel In Dis Dress said...

I knew this, but I'm still overwhelmed with the emotion of this future. Love you to bits.

Emily Gray Clawson said...

So so wonderful! What a beautiful boy!

Cheri Chesley said...

Beautiful! I'm so happy for all of you :)

Malerie said...

I got chills reading this. You guys are awesome and that is one sweet boy! So excited for you.

UteFamily said...

I am so happy for your family!!!!

Josi said...

What happy news! So excited for you guys. SO excited for Will. Best of everything.

Amber L Argyle said...

I'm so excited for u!

Julie said...

I can't imagine anything more wonderful! What a great family you are!

Jessica said...

Yah, I'm emotional :) This post kind of did me in. Everything about this is right and good and you will be amazing for him, and he will be amazing for you. Love you guys!

Jordan McCollum said...

How wonderful! So happy for you and your family!