This week has been very difficult for me emotionally in terms of our adoption. As everyone who reads this blog knows and from a previous post I am really struggling with the wait. Some days are better than others but this week has been pretty hard. As I struggle I find myself asking God to "give me the strength and patience to get through this wait." On Wednesday night I asked God to "please just give me a sign so I can continue to hold on." In the China adoption community the ladybug is a sign of good luck and also symbolizes that referrals are on their way.
As I walked into the living room yesterday I noticed a small red speck on the floor. I assumed it was one of the holly berries from a Christmas wreath. As I bent down to pick it up I noticed that is was a LADYBUG! Ladybugs definitely are not common around this time of year when it is 30 degrees out and there is snow on the ground. I believe it was a sign for us to continue on in this journey and have FAITH that He will carry us through.