Significant Journeys and New Adventures


Tau in the wheatfields at Eltville

I read this quote today: “Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale.”

Hmn, no. Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life, God gives us a mind-bending, heart-pumping adventure, with a dash of good old-fashioned tear jerker and feel-good flick thrown in just for good measure!

Three days before we left  on our vacation to Germany, we got a call from our adoption facilitator to say that we had been picked by a local San Diego mom who had chosen to place her baby boy. Talk about having your world turned upside down!

We were excited, we were amazed and yes, we were more than a little in shock after waiting nearly two years to adopt a baby. Apart from being a wonderfully relaxing vacation, our two weeks in Germany gave us the opportunity to fully absorb the fact that we will soon be holding a newborn. This wonderful, new little man is due in early July.

Tau is excited and keeps asking, “When is our baby coming?” He’s also absorbed with all of the organization going on in the baby room, especially with various toys and bits of equipment, and how they work and at what exact age the baby will need them—ever the engineer!

Sue and Tau on the cable car at Hattenheim

All of that said, until the adoption is finalized, we are not going to post details here on the blog. Instead, we’ll be finishing preparations at home, transitioning Tau to his new school, supporting our wonderful birth mother, and bringing our new son into our family with great love!

I’ll let Dave post details about our amazing trip through Baden-Baden and the Rheingau, but in the meantime, you can see our Germany pictures on Flickr.

Tau and Dave at Strasbourg


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