Heritage Hills Orphan Ministry ( @Heritage Hills Orphan Ministry
) has his #drove
Meet the Deer Family: "Joseph and I married in March of 2008, and we knew we wanted to add to our family soon after marriage. What we did not know is that we would suffer through infertility for the next 6.5 years. We had no idea that we would spend tens of thousands of dollars on fertility treatments that would result in empty arms and broken hearts. We knew it was an exhausting journey, but we had no idea the joy that God would bring us through this journey. We were about 3 years into fertility treatments when I started to feel that God was conditioning our hearts for adoption. I would often ask Joseph, “What if our purpose is to save someone? What if we are supposed to adopt?” We still had 4 frozen embryos, so we did not give my “adoption feelings” a lot of thought, and we soldiered on through several more years of fertility treatments. During that time, I never stopped wondering if our purpose was something other than a fertility treatment miraculously working for us; however, I knew that after exhausting so much financially into fertility treatments that we were not going to be able to use an adoption agent at the time, and we still had frozen embryos waiting on us!
In July of 2014, I realized that I had been telling God our hearts’ desire for a long time, but nothing was changing. He knew we desired to be called “Momma” and “Daddy,” but I had not considered God’s desire for our lives. What was His desire for us? I had no idea, but I knew my thoughts had to change, and I had to consider what He wanted for us and not what I wanted for us. If He loved us more than our own mothers, His plans would be great, right? So I changed my prayer from “God, please give us a baby” to “God please use us and show us what we are supposed to be doing right now.” A few weeks later in August of 2014, I was at my desk on a Monday morning, and I received a call asking if we would be interested in adopting a baby boy that was to be born in Louisiana in 3 short weeks! We had other phone calls similar in the past, but this one was different. I knew this baby was ours. *continued in comments