Friday, April 8, 2011

3 Months Later...

A friend of mine reminded me today that I have a blog… This is the friend (ah hem, Mary Leigh) who blogs religiously, and always, has something fun, inspiring or interesting to say. You see, I have things to say, I just don’t know who would care to hear or I don’t know when I’ve said too much.

This is what I mean: The most interesting things that I have to say can be better said by the people whose lives intersect with mine, or I can’t share because of confidentiality. I could talk about the day to day stuff with Noah and Sophia, but I mean, I don’t think I’d have one follower, except maybe my husband, and only because I’d force him to read it.

In the three months, yes, three months, since I last wrote on this blog, these are a brief overview of some of the things that have happened to me:

I found out that a man I know died of a massive heart attack. He was dead for thirty five minutes, and came back to life. I spoke with him and his wife, and they told me of their experiences. I left their house changed and with a deeper understanding of Jesus, angels and faith than when I entered. How do I put that into words when the testimony is theirs?

I met two amazing families, both called to adopt special needs children from China and each within a month found the children meant for them.

I’ve witnessed a family who has battled immigration and governments for nearly five years finally gain approval to bring their children home from Africa.

I have watched the faith journey of one family whose desire to adopt a child with Down Syndrome lead them out of their comfort zone across the globe to find the child clearly born to be theirs.

I have prayed that God lead families to me that He would have me serve, and come face to face with a family that told me they had prayed that God lead them to the social worker He had for them.

I am sure there are people who read this or my facebook posts and wonder why I am so adoption oriented. The answer is because that is where I see God – his grace and mercy and love for us reflected in human beings. Adoption has given me my greatest blessings – my children, some of my closest friends, and all of the amazing people I have met and the stories they have shared. And I can’t help but think of all the children in the world who haven’t yet been blessed by adoption. I pray every day that God will give me the honor and privilege of helping one more - in any way possible - for his glory.

Deuteronomy 10:18 He defends the cause of the fatherless

Deuteronomy 27:19 “Cursed is anyone who withholds justice from the foreigner, the fatherless or the widow.”

Psalm 68:5 A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling.

Isaiah 1:17 Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow.

Psalm 139
13 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.

John 14:18 I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.


  1. ARE an answer to our prayer. You ARE THAT social worker that we prayed for...we will forever be grateful to you and to God for sending you. I agree 100% in what you said about adoption is where you "see God" the most...never thought about it that exactly but I do know that I've never felt His presence or seen Him at work in my life like He has during our journey. Thank you for writing this and for having such a big "Heart for Adoption". :)

  2. Lovely lovely post! I thought of and prayed for you many times while in "Whoville". We are so very thankful for you and how you played a major role in bringing such a beautiful blessing to our family. You are appreciated beyond belief!!!!!

  3. You are such an amazing inspiration to me and so many I know. This post had me in tears and bubbling with excitement for the ways God has used you and for what you have been seeing. I can only pray to have a fraction of this in my life someday! You speak my heart language! You rock!