My thoughts turned to injustice - how can we sit here in this warm building with so many things when these children have almost nothing and no family to love them. After that night I new that I would adopt. I honestly thought about it a lot growing up. I dreamed about it. I still do.
I feel like God has been so gracious to us. He has given me an incredible life - beyond what I thought I could have or be. My children are so blessed with parents that love each other and them. We are so blessed. I know this is a bold statement but I know somehow, at some point I will adopt.
Things in our life don't make that dream seem possible right now. There are many things to consider yet I am very confident God will allow this to happen in our lives. I am drawn to it. Right now I am being as patient as I can. I am praying about it daily. All of my friends know it is in my heart. I know it will be a very tough journey. I know it could be expensive. I know we have a 1400 square foot house with 6 people already living here. I know we have two vehicles - one with close to 200,000 miles on it and the other with well over 100,000. I know I stay at home and we have kids to feed and clothe.
And yet I know that God will provide. Why wouldn't He? He has provided my every need up until this point. I feel very strongly that Christian families should seriously consider adoption. Is it a mandate? No. Is it a salvation issue - of course not. They are the least among us. They are many times helpless. We have to look beyond the, "But I can't afford it", "My family is full already." "We don't have room in our house for one more child.".
We have to step out on faith and God will make a way. Let me tell you folks, I am so excited to see it happen. I can't wait!
Until our story is written - here are some of my favorite ones to read:
Cute Girls Hairstyles - Her Adoption Story
Owl Haven's Adoption Adventure - so good!
See Jamie Blog
P.S. Some friends recommended a book to me and I can't wait to read it. You might want to check it out too - Adopted for Life