Archive for the ‘Adoption’ Category

Prayers for our Children

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

I wrote this Monday night, after we learned we may have miscarried, but before we we certain. When I wrote it I was highly doubtful that my pregnancy test would come back positive, but it did. I decided to leave it as is:

After last week I felt compelled to pray for any of our children that I may not yet know. I prayed that if we had children in this world somewhere already that the Lord would be with them. I prayed that they not feel lonely; I asked that they not suffer or hurt too much in this world without us. I had no idea how real those prayers would come to be to me so quickly. (more…)

A Realization

Friday, August 29th, 2008

I realized today as I showed Brandon the start of my journal that I was wrong about something. It really doesn’t take special people to adopt; it simply takes people obedient to the calling of God.

I watched a few more adoption videos today, several from China and a couple from Russia. I noticed some very dramatic differences. (more…)

Journal Begins

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

Today I began my journal. I wrote the back-story today, as well as the events from yesterday. I do not know how the Lord will move in our lives at this point, but chronicling it will help me to remember the good he has done for me.

Today, Lord willing, Brandon will be calling a Christian family he spoke with a few weeks ago about meeting this weekend. They belong to a home church nearby that we would like to learn more about.

Videos and Talks

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

Often on the web one thing leads to another and takes us in very unexpected directions. Checking my email and reading my weekly parenting update led to clicking on a link for more information about I don’t even remember what. Once there I saw a link from a mother stating she had three children and was wondering if she should have a fourth. I was encouraged reading through the responses, very few “world over-population” scares, mostly encouragement and affirmation of the worth of children. One comment suggested adoption, which was not unusual given the topic, but they also included a link to a video montage of an Ethiopian adoption. (more…)

How God opened and moved my heart to adoption

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

I’ve always said I was half-adopted. I came from my mother’s first marriage. My dad said that he chose me as much as he chose my mom. They married a week before I turned five and then my adoption was finalized when I was eight. I was definitely a daddy’s girl growing up and I wasn’t treated any differently than any of my siblings. Thus I grew up with positive feelings toward adoption and wasn’t ever closed to it. (more…)