|Kayaking in Canada with Daddy!|
|Can we keep them daddy?|
|First Time Horseback Riding|
The adoption journey is not for the meek and it is definitely not for the faint of heart. There are days when you feel like you will burst with the overabundance of blessings you have received and then there are the other days. The days when you ask yourself what on earth you have done? You remember those "friends" who told you , in no uncertain terms, that you would ruin your "other" children; that you were insane for taking on "someone else's" problems. Perhaps you even had a family member who took it upon themselves to "speak up" for the rest of the family. On these difficult days we must lean on our piers within the adoption community and most importantly lean on God. We are not concerned about what the "nay-sayers" think, we are only concerned about what God thinks. We have been called to a specific purpose and there is no greater joy than this. Everyone has a different calling in this world but we few know the joy of healing a broken heart. The joy of reaching into the darkness and ransoming a life. Romans 8:28 reminds us; "We know that in all things, God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose." In your times of struggle remember to lean on God and to lean on His people. You are NOT alone!
|Dad, check out my hat!|
|Sisters at the hairdresser with cousin Angela|
Thank you Lord for bringing this incredible child home to our family. Thank you for all our children. Your are truly awesome!