( photo credit: Samuel Barros )
A sea of Chinese tassels. A thought provoking photo from The Lord to me...a reminder of the remaining orphans that wait for families all over the world.
Hello readers, friends and family! Please forgive my severe neglect of this blog. As we approach ONE YEAR home with our two youngest from China, I feel inspired to write again. Truth be told there has been so much inspiration around here that as I gave each sweet Praise and thought to the Lord..I just never found the time to write it down! God has done oh so much in our lives and the lives of our three FORMER orphans. To no surprise, but many a grateful moment we have seen him heal, restore and even grow our children in miraculous ways! Wow, on second thought I kinda wish I had burned the midnight oil blogging here but rest is a sweet gift from The Lord right?
Samuel, Thomas and Faith have been in the midst of doing homeschool, learning the love of family and simply about one another. As Christmas comes and we glance over the year our kids are beginning to ask for something and it is not a traditional gift. Yeah, you probably know what I'm going to say right? Our Faith was reciting the scripture...For unto us a child is given...unto us a child is born and asked for a little sister. Thomas quickly followed suit and said another big brother will be good too. Wow, these arrows will pierce the heart of those wanting to hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ! I think already God is moving our family to pray for what is next?
So now what? Well, in the meantime we will support adoption. We will pray. We will wait on Jesus to speak clearly through His word, worship and prayer as to when? So, if you see us working at Gracie Barra, selling Young Living Essential oils, praying, advocating and well just talking about adoption it is simply because God has broken our hearts...forever. How can we say no to His call to care for the Fatherless and pursue our dream..that our children will hear, believe and follow Jesus Christ forever.......we simply can't and with so many waiting....we won't. So, will you please pray for our family to Glorify Christ, work for His Glory and build on a foundation that will rise up and be the hands and feet of Jesus Christ. Once you have seen what we have seen it is impossible to pursue anything less.
One of the orphanages in China....babies sleeping in the warmer sunshine.
An older orphan also with CP approached me while talking with my Faith. In other photos the young girl has her arms wrapped around my neck and spoke to me saying I love you mama. My heart sank so much that sharing the pictures is too difficult. Her shadow WAS MY DAUGHTER'S likely future. God was showing me that EVERY child is worth HIS love. DO NOT let CP or any other special need make these kids lose the chance of a family and being introduced to the eternal gift of salvation through Jesus Christ!
Another orphan....Just waiting
I held her so tight that day as I wanted her to know that her and the ones she had to say goodbye to will not be forgotten.
oh the beauty of older child adoption..I speak from experience.
.....a whole lot more just waiting.
Perhaps they are waiting for you to say Yes.
Pray, Give generously, Adopt
I love you. Thank you for all you have done to see our kiddos HOME!
His Love is so Grand.
NOEL- The light of the world given for us.