Saturday, August 30, 2008

Our story, abridged

We love children. And we adore the ones that God has given us. But we've always felt like something was missing. We think it was God putting adoption on our hearts.

So three years ago we applied to adopt a baby girl from China.

That path took a detour this past Spring when we decided to adopt a sibling group from Ethiopia, while we continued to wait for a match from China.

Our intention was to adopt two Ethiopian children, a girl and a boy, each slightly younger than our two. We were quickly matched with two kids that fit our request exactly. However, a week later, our agency received new information about them– they have twin infant siblings which must be adopted with them.

If we wanted to adopt them, then they came as a group of FOUR!

After weeks of prayer and seeking the counsel of other Christians, God lead us to an answer: John 15:13 - “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lays down his life for his friends.” We realized that despite our fears and feelings of inadequacy as parents, God was calling us to this — to lay down our lives for them.

And to trust Him to be our sufficiency. So now…. off we go to Ethiopia!!!!!

1 comment:

Kristin said...

What a wonderful idea to create a blog! Thank you so much for inviting us into your journey with you - what a privilege! I can't wait to read more. You will be in my prayers! You have such joy on your faces...