I was doing some volunteering at my church. Our church is part of a program that houses homeless families for a week at a time, then the families move to another church and it rotates.
Some people have meals with the families, some people sleep over at the church, some people do activities and fellowship. Since there were so many people that wanted to help, we were only assigned "activities" for this past Sunday evening. But - we will probably go back again maybe tonight or tomorrow.
It was a great experience for me and for Colin. Since I love doing arts and crafts, especially with children, I brought some simple craft items with me. Making bookmarks, magnets, key rings, etc. It is amazing what you can do with a laminator.
I was thrilled when I found out that the children that would be there were an 8yr old girl, an 11 yr old girl, and a 5yr old boy. These are the perfect ages (and genders) for arts and crafts. A 14 year old boy probably does not want to do arts and crafts - unless you are my kid :)
So, I was talking to the pastor of my church and I said to him that I was thrilled with the age group and gender because these kids actually want to do what I brought. He starts talking about how he always wanted a girl (he had 2 boys) and that his wife always wanted a girl as well.
So, one day, the decided that they would adopt a little girl to complete their family. They wound up adopting twins - a boy and a girl. This was probably about 18 years ago.
OK - so I am rambling. The pastor then turns to Colin and says, "I can tell that you want a sister, you should try to convince your mom to adopt a little girl. I worked for us. Plus you can pick up lots of girls by pushing your sister around in a stroller. Girls just love that"
Colin looks at me and gives me the "why not?" look.
Maybe this is the actual sign from God? It was just a really weird moment.
When we hit the one year mark TTC, my husband and I talked about adoption through the foster care system in our state. We wanted to try medical assistance before we did anything else.
It was just kind of weird that I have this conversation less than a week after my second D&C.