Dear Birth Mother,
How can we begin to find the words to say to the person who could change our lives forever? You are strong and courageous. You are loved by a Holy Father who has a plan for your life. We can only imagine the weight of the decision you are making and admire that you are putting so much thought, love, and care into your adoption plan for your baby. We are praying for your heart, your safety, and the child you are carrying. God doesn’t give us the whole picture of our lives. He gives us pieces as needed. We then muster the courage to believe in a God infinitely bigger than ourselves to work our puzzle with Him. He whispers to us where to go and what to do and provides the whole way through.
We are Marcus and Sarah. Sarah is a Cajun born, Texas raised, funny girl. Marcus is a kind, loyal, funny fella from Mineral Wells. We both came to Abilene for college but wouldn’t meet until about 10 years later. We met at church through the young adult’s ministry. Marcus had a reputation for godly leadership and everyone knew it. Sarah was intrigued. Months after we met, Marcus asked Sarah on a date. We were married 10 months later. We have been married and best friends since 2015. Marcus is a property manager. He loves the flexibility of his schedule and loves to work a problem. The rehabbing is his favorite part of the job. He has always felt at home with a tool in hand. Sarah is playful, patient, and kind. She loves her job as a kindergarten teacher. The magic of the kindergarten classroom feeds her teacher heart.
We love our family and the beautiful life we are building. Our priorities are God first, our marriage second, family third, then everything else. It is simple, but it works. We are a highly communicative couple. We do a lot of preventative maintenance in our relationship to be sure we stay on the same page. Our home is full of love, lazy kitties, cherished memories, and expectant hopes for the future. We love to go on adventures both big and small. As long as we are together, it is magical wherever we go.
We knew before we were married that we would have hurdles to overcome to expand our family. However, we didn’t know the extent of that struggle until we lived it. We did 3 separate embryo transfers. We lost each of those sweet ones. After lots of prayers, our journey brought us to Christian Homes and we are excited to expand our little family. Our Heavenly Father is still writing our story, giving us pieces of the puzzle, and helping us make it all fit together.
We are thrilled to be on a journey not only to welcome a child into our home but also to play a role in your story as well. We are committed to praying for your wellbeing and your heart. This is one of the best things we can do for you and your child. You are valued and loved by a Holy Father who longs for you to know His unfailing love. We are delighted to maybe be a piece of your puzzle and for you to be a part of ours. As you consider all your options, we pray for your heart to have peace in your decision. We pray for a safe harbor during this time and for favor over your life. “The Lord bless you and keep you and make His face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.” (Number 6:24-26) Thank you for reading a bit about our hearts. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you make incredibly important and difficult decisions in the coming days.
Marcus and Sarah
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