Sunday, January 16, 2011

Labor of love

Today has been an emotional day.  My husband has been sick, the baby has been fussy and I had a "To Do List" a mile long.  It's days like this where little comments or odd questions seem to really peeve me.  I cannot tell you how much I appreciate people I barely know sending me words of encouragement during this long and wonderful journey.  It has truly been a God-send.  

Some of our friends and family have been less than supportive, adoption is something they don't understand. I get comments such as, " But you just got on your feet" "But you can have your own children" "It costs how much?"  Many of them can't see past the "price tag."  We are less than well off, and it raises eyebrows when we tell people that we are going to embark on a $27,000 journey to bring home our little girl.  A year ago my husband was laid off and I was only substitute teaching.  God has been good to us this past year.  We have been faithful servants, and I plan to continue.  So when people ask me why now, I tell them it is what God is telling us to do.  He's not saying, " Wait 3 years and then try, he's saying NOW!"  To be honest, I don't know where all the money is going to come from, but I know it will find its way to us.  God is good all the time, and this is the path He wants us to take, and he will bless us all the way to Ethiopia and back.  

I hope that someone who is considering adoption will read this blog and realize that they too can swing it.  I know a college friend really inspired me to get the ball moving, and for that I am truly grateful.  

Luke 12:32-34

32Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom. 33Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will not be exhausted, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. 34For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

1 comment:

  1. So happy for you guys! I know that God will bless your faithfulness. We now have the money to pay the rest of our fees! Praise the Lord! And it will happen for you too. You'll have days of doubt but trust in the Lord and lean not on your own understanding!

    I'll be praying for you guys and for your family, that they will see the beauty of adoption and that it is God ordained.