California was bea-u-ti-ful!  Spring was bursting out of every cherry tree, cyclamen were popping from every pot, and orange trees were bowed under their bright fruit.

And it was warm.  Spring warm.

The wedding was highly emotional, intimate, and stunning.  I’m hard-pressed to remember a happier bride and groom (except Mr. Anonymous and myself… of course *wink*).

We had home-cooked dinners with old friends, kept our children up past ten o’clock every night, and ate at Chick Fil A every chance we got.  The Folsom Zoo is an excellent sanctuary, and the Jelly Belly factory didn’t disappoint (our kids nearly died when they saw all that candy!).  We drove back utterly exhausted but invigorated.

The last load of laundry was in the dryer when we got an e-mail.

It was about a baby girl in distress that needs a new home.  Pronto.

So yesterday, we spent the day talking to our social worker, contacting lawyers, filling out paperwork, and praying.  Doc was a fantastic napper, and Bea made lists of things she could do to help.

Today we wait.  After so much activity and stress yesterday, today seems like the longest day ever.

It never ceases to amaze me how God will give you what you need before you even know it.  Even the last vacation we took was a few months before everything began with Doc.  We experienced an unexpected windfall two days ago, and now it’s all spent on this potential adoption.  Funny, huh?  I feel like a very special and loved child; our heavenly Father handles everything I can’t.

I hope your week has good surprises in store, too.

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