Thursday, July 22, 2010

Fingerprints, Grants, and Shirts... OH MY!

Most of you know that we are in the process of adopting a little girl from Ethiopia. We started this journey at the end of May, and we already have our dossier complete... minus the dang FBI fingerprints. It's ok... I trust in God's timing... relax...deep breaths... (do you like my positive self talk...or psychobabble... I can provide therapy for myself free of charge)

Today I find myself consumed... consumed with thoughts of our little girl... wanting to KNOW her... hold her... and kiss her face.
I'm also consumed with the "work" of adoption. While our dossier is just "waiting" on the prints... we are completing grant applications and planning our August "Shirts of Hope" sell. Here's one thing I love about the consumption of adoption...

While my mind is turned towards adoption, my heart is turned upwards. I really start to think about why God cared so much for orphans that He would command us to care for, leave behind our food, visit them, and set them into our very own families. What I think is so important is that the "them" becomes "us" through adoption. The MIRACLE of adoption starts to stir in my heart... just by filling out papers. It also stirs within me prayers... for our baby girl... for her birth family.... for the forgotten children... and for God to BURN a HOLE in the heart of Christians to act... care for... give to... visit...hold... love....

"Go and do the same..." Luke 10:37


  1. AMEN and AMEN!!! LOVE you and your family! Thanks for sharing! Tams