Friday, February 26, 2010

While I'm Waiting by John Waller

The road to Jeremy has been long, but we will wait. It seems to get longer and longer each day, but while we are waiting we will continue to serve God. We will continue to worship Him no matter what gets in our way. : )

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Waiting......Waiting.....and More Waiting

Yes......we are still waiting for Jeremy. We are still waiting for the TA (travel acceptence). We can travel any time now. We're getting restless but God's timing is perfect.

We went shopping for some of his clothes! I walked into the baby clothing store and was almost abducted by the cuteness! They had such nice clothes. Anyway, at first my mom was just looking and picked out one thing, but then I took Julia with me and we went and looked around the whole store. I started picking out cute stuff I liked and soon I had a whole bunch of clothes in my hand. We got a lot of stuff. All of us were picking up cute stuff we liked and adding it to the bunch of clothes I was already holding (I wanted to be in charge of holding the clothes.....hehe). We had a little bit of trouble picking a size because we don't know Jeremy's size so it made it really difficult, but we mostly got 12 months and 18 months. When we were almost done shopping Julia came up to us and showed us a pair of the cutest baby glasses on the face of the planet! I almost died......literally :). On the arms of the glasses it said "Cutest Dude" with a monkey on it. (It matched the bathing suit we got him LOL.) We bought them, of course. Then we also got him a cute baseball cap and some shoes along with all the clothes.

Then we went home and showed my dad all the stuff. When we were done he just smiled and said "Jeremy is going to be a very well dressed kid." Yes, yes he is. :D

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Adoption as Basic Christianity

Adoption as Basic Christianity

Steve Burchett, a pastor of Christ Fellowship of Kansas City, writes:

Does this mean that every Christian should adopt? Definitely not. The church is one body made up of members with a variety of gifts and callings. However, the “body life” language of the New Testament reveals that though you may not adopt personally, you will eagerly uphold those who do with your prayers, listening ears, and resources (cf. 1 Cor. 12:14-27). The entire church will have a part in caring for these children and giving them what they need most: The good news of Jesus Christ.

On a trip to the Philippines, I was privileged to visit an orphanage. As I was walking away from one of the living areas, I heard a little girl crying out, “Daddy! Daddy! Daddy!” I said to the director of the orphanage, “What’s she doing?” She responded, “She thinks you’re her daddy.” Some would tell the church that story and ask, “Do you hear the children calling?” That’s the wrong question. The better question, upon a consideration of James 1:27, is, “Do you hear God calling?”

Read the entire article.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

7 reasons why you should consider adoption in 2010

I found this at It sums up how we feel in a nutshell even though we didn't fully understand it all when we made the decision to adopt last year.

Here are 7 reasons why you should consider beginning the adoption process in 2010. While they are simplistic and overlapping at points, each represents an eternal truth or significant reality that has transformed me and my family over the last year.
  1. Adoption is a reflection of God’s grace to us in Christ.
  2. You were once Fatherless and now have a Father.
  3. You were once without a family and now have a family.
  4. Adoption is the wisdom of God’s mission in the world. (Ephesians 3:10)
  5. Adoption is an aspect of true religion. (visiting orphans)
  6. There are 145 million orphans and vulnerable children in the world, who
    Jesus considers His brother and sisters.
  7. The sacrificial love and patience involved in adoption will transform you
    and your family.