though at first i thought will's diagnosis of chiari malformation and syringomyelia were derailing us from our adoption mission, i see now that they are the piece of the puzzle that was missing.
for so long we wondered - why can't God bless us with a baby of our very own? we feel like we'd be good parents, and we love each other so much that we just want a family that's a piece of each of us. however, as we learned more about chiari malformation, we learned that there is more and more scientific research being done to show that there is a link to this being a hereditary condition.
will's been a trooper. he's dealing with pain, both physical and emotional, but he's strong and he's hanging in there. he was the first one to make a comment that this diagnosis was the "missing link" to our adoption journey, what we did not know originally that makes things fall into place now - the reason why God's plan for our family was to be made whole with a baby that was adopted.
so, its not that we've been derailed, but that we're on track more now than ever before & we now know why we are here, why our family starts with a baby that does not have a mommy and daddy to raise it, and why we were meant to love that baby with all our hearts and souls.