For the past few years our family has been so blessed by our friend named Jane. She was a big fan of our boys. Each time she saw them, her face lit up. Before we went to China to get Nathan, she gave us a stack of handmade bibs. Peter and Nathan loved to pick out which bib they would wear for which meal. Their heads were kept warm by hats knit with love by Jane. And last winter they were thrilled to receive pajama pants sewed by their special friend.
Adoption is both wonderful and very hard all at the same time. This was something Jane knew well. She was adopted too, and so she understood. When we told her that we were adopting another little one, she was so excited. She got right to work sewing bibs for us to sell for our upcoming craft boutique fundraiser. She encouraged us in the adoption process in a way that only she could.
A couple of weeks ago, Jane went to Heaven to be with Jesus. We are so sad to be without her here. But we continue to be blessed by her.
The road to our new little Eby has been a tough one with lots of bumps in the road. A few weeks back we were feeling really discouraged. I prayed and asked God to encourage us in some way. We needed it. That afternoon I got a text from Jane’s daughter. She and her dad had been talking about Jane’s heart for our little guys. Jane wanted to see us bring another little one into our family. So they decided to ask people to give towards our adoption in lieu of flowers.
I cried, realizing that our friend Jane was continuing to cheer us on, and just when we needed it most. Jane’s friends and family have given generously to help us bring our little one home. Her heart for adoption is continuing on through those who loved her. We thank Jesus for our friend Jane.