And what do I do? Drag them to the yard for a photo shoot. I sure did (MOM)
Because it's an overcast day, perfect picture weather for Phoebe. Speaking of--- Phoebe. The girl has the whitest, softest, never-touched-grass-or dirt feet I have ever seen.
Seriously. She walked in the grass as if she had never run barefoot in the fields and fussed like crazy. We'll fix that for her:)
I had to tell her to stop wearing socks and shoes every where, sandals are the shoe of the season. She couldn't believe we go without socks in shoes or in bed, or in the house, or outside or AT ALL.
I can assure you I did not birth this child-- no way, I hate socks. Only wear them to church and work. And not always church because Jesus wore sandals too, ya know?
Anyways-- I made an interesting contact this week, an adoptive DAD that was struggling with the decision to adopt, what agency, what age of child.
Had been looking around for encouragement and got discouraged.
But then God sent him to my blog. And he felt his encouragement rise...... and I thought-- why not ask others to share?
Share in your comments, because I am bloggy-techno nerdy and have no clue how to link you all (sorry) but if you will leave a comment with YOUR adoption story?
I mean God has SOOO many hands in SOOO many adoptions WHY NOT give a fellow family uplifting love for our children?
We aren't the only ones who have amazing, wonderful stories of how we got our kids, or the neat, fantastic people they are becoming within a family.
There's so many of you out there. And it doesn't matter age you adopted, when, or even country for that matter, adoption is adoption:)
And I know what this dad meant when he said "We have very little family support to adopt again" what he means. It's sad. People think you are ----
5.taking it too far?
I can tell you our most common comment------ glad it's YOU and not ME. That makes me sooo sad. Really? Glad it's not you who gets blessings from God? Who gets to SEE God's work right in front of you?
Who know that God honored us to fund the adoptions, spare the lives, give us the strength, get us through all the paperwork and we are HAPPY to have this family.
Weird, crazy, and all, I can't imagine anything I want to be doing that's better than this? And just knowing that a child died today, yes, indeed, at least one child DIED TODAY never having gotten the love of a family.
One died today that got a family and didn't make it HOME, they didn't get him fast enough to make it back to the States for the life saving medical care he needed.
I'm gonna say "Call me anything you want." Because I care. I CAN and DO parent 6 children that were chosen and I will never stop caring because all 6 of mine have friends, children they lived with, children they called "brother or sister" STILL WAITING, STILL HOPING, STILL NEEDING to be chosen as well.
SO share PLEASE-- your adoption treasure with us, will you?