Our adoption story...

God has done immeasurably more than I ever expected through the gift of adoption!  If someone had told me 7 years ago, that I would be bringing our third daughter home from China to become a family of eight, I'd have laughed!  I was myself from a family of seven, and even while in the midst of it, wondered how my mother held it all together.  One of my closest friends had three children very close in age to my own three, but for several years after I thought that I was "finished having babies", she delivered 3 more!  I can't count the times that I declared that God had somehow made her "different" than He had made me-  I couldn't handle such a family!  How God must have laughted from heaven at such declarations, ...knowing what He had in store for ME in the years ahead!

In times like these, I am so grateful that God's plan includes things so much greater and eternally fulfilling than my own plans ever could... I shutter to think what I'd have missed, if I'd chosen my own way and forsaken His!  This journey of adoption has been absolutely wonderful and yet so scary, exhilarating and yet so difficult at times, but without a doubt- one of the most incredible experiences of my life!  Through it all, I've caught a glimpse into the heart of God that I am convinced I would have missed otherwise.  And in the end, when my life is measured, I want more than anything else, for it to be measured by the number of people I have loved, the sacrifices I have made for His Glory, and the servant's heart I displayed most evidently within the walls of my own home!  I have other hopes and dreams, of course, but none so great as the living out of my dreams through the beautiful family I have been so blessed to be the mother of!

"Only those who risk going too far, can find out how far one can go!"  
T.S. Elliot 

1 comment:

  1. Not only do I GET to be your first groupie-- I get to make your first comment!! Yea! I feel so special!! : )

    I can't wait to read all you have to write.
    You are truly an inspiration to me.
    Love you!!


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