When Ransom was in my belly, we learned of a baby girl needing a home. She was due eight weeks after Ransom and since our lives were already full-time crazy we decided what’s one more? Bringing this little girl into our home was nothing short of miraculous. The journey it took us through was faith building and arduous.
The adoption process is never easy. It’s a messy, emotional, challenging road but completely worth it. Since this wee one’s path to our home was fraught with challenges, we decided to name her after a “travel towards hope.”
Our adoptions are mostly closed. The few bits of private information I do know about the process are things that I hold dear to my heart and refuse to share until the children- when they are mature enough to handle it and at their own timing- decide to share themselves. But Soji’s way into our home was quite a trip.
A sojourner is a traveler. It’s someone who wanders endlessly. Bringing this baby into our family was challenging and yet rewarding and a walk of faith almost from the word go. I held tightly to Romans chapter 4 where the Word talks about “hope against hope” — in other words — hope that almost seems so impossible that to even hope it is crazy. And yet we held onto hope for this baby and for her to have us as her family while we waited for her.
When I first laid eyes on this little baby I just couldn’t believe it. She was flesh and blood and in less than a minute she was in my arms. Soji came to us with such a sad look on her face even at two days old. To read more about Soji’s story and how we taught her to be joyful, read about it in my book available for purchase here.
Little Soji is quite the showgirl and she loves dance and ballet. She has quite a bit of sass and character that can overpower almost everyone around her! I look forward to seeing all that God has in store for this little dollbaby…but I pray every night over her that no matter where she Sojourns, she would bring the Hope of Jesus.