John and I were in the toy aisle today and I was looking at cute Buzz Lightyear birthday candles. He told me I should buy them and save them for someday when we have a child. I frowned and said, "It's probably not ever going to happen until we adopt and we won't ever be able to afford the adoption fees."
A woman from the next aisle walked around to us and said, "I couldn't help but listen in. Don't reconsider adoption because you can't afford it. Do it anyway. God always gives us what we need." Now, I'm not religious, but I thought this was very sweet. She had with her several adopted children. It made me smile and she was right. Now where do I sign the paperwork for that giant loan?