How life can change so drastically in just a few days! Two days after posting my last blog, Luke and I were matched through our adoption agency with a 1 month old baby boy. We got the news on Thursday, the 26th, spent Friday planning and packing, flew to Georgia as a family on Saturday, met our son and his sweet birth mom (a very surreal event) on Sunday, and then got to take our little guy with us on Monday. We spent the next 10 days in Georgia, waiting out the revocation period and legal processing. Then, Wednesday, 8/8 (the Biblical number signifying a new beginning) we brought our baby Brooks home to begin life as a Miller. We could not be more in awe of God’s perfection in every detail of this adoption story and of how He knit our lives together with this little boy and his birth mom. He also graciously surrounded us with so many people to pray for us and then astounded us by faithfully answering both the big and the small prayers lifted on our behalf.
We are over the moon in love with our little Brooks and overjoyed with his presence in our family. We are also thankful for the extended circle of grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, neighbors, and church family that adoption has allowed Brooks to be welcomed into. It so sweetly reminds us of our own adoption into God’s family and the inheritance that comes with that. “But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying ‘Abba! Father!’ So you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son then an heir through God” (Galatians 4: 4-7).
Just as Brooks, through his adoption by us, has instantly become an heir to all we have—not by anything he has done but purely out of our love for him—so we, through our adoption by God as a believer in Christ, have become heirs to all the goodness God has to give—not because of anything we have done but purely out of His sacrificial love for us! We rejoice at the opportunity we have been given to welcome Brooks into the Miller clan. And we rejoice in God’s grace of bringing us into His family, redeeming us not with silver or gold but with His own precious blood. He indeed is worthy of all the praise!
If you’d like more details on the adoption or want more pictures of Brooks, we love to share the story and his cuteness. So, please don’t hesitate to call, text, or email!