Tuesday, August 18, 2015

ANOTHER JOURNEY BEGINS

I never fathomed breathing new life into this blog...at least not in this sense.

But God has been so very faithful since we landed back on American soil with our two new sons a year and a half ago....

Our boys are thriving in every way possible and watching the Lord pull them from the trenches has truly been an honor. We will forever treasure our time in country and fell in love with their home land. It is a place of great splendor, beauty, and kindness like we have never experienced elsewhere.

Our girls have been phenomenal sisters and I see God changing their hearts for the better each and every day. They are our brilliant shining stars and NEVER once questioned why we adopted their brothers...they just accepted it, loved them, and welcomed them. Their hearts cannot fathom the judgements the rest of the world may see....they just see their brothers and brokenness and ridicule does not exist for them. Sure, they fight....but mostly there is just love. We are immeasurably proud of them both. I pray God continues to guard their hearts and lead them in the path of righteousness.

But God has continued to mold our hearts as well and has shown us a lot of hard realities when it comes to adoption...particularly adoption of children who have special needs. Parenting them requires us to stand beside ourselves and see things from a whole new perspective....it has released an unbridled energy to be better, do more, and seek Him in every aspect of our lives.

We believe that God calls us to be selfless....to be bold and seek His will in everything that our hands do in a day and in every word that we speak. 

It would be easy to become complacent, comfortable and think that our job is done. And sure, God could easily call us to a myriad of other worthy and noble causes....but the fact is....that he gave us a heart for the least of these. THIS is our mission field and it has been chosen for us by God.

Ever since the boys have been home we have gotten the question, " Will you ever adopt again?" and we never really had an answer. So we told people, " If the Lord calls". It seemed to be the most honest answer....after all, as we learned during our last adoption, you should never try to ignore Gods blessings for they are bountiful and, more often than not, aren't plans that YOU yourself would ever make for your own life. But that's why we are His children....and that is why He knows far better than we do.

And so, during a time in our lives that is already full of chaos....a time that, from our perspective, seems like the worst timing possible.....He has called again. But HIS timing is better perfect and we have to rest in that knowledge and lean on him through the journey ahead. Because he DOES know far better than we do and He is slowly casting all of that fear and doubt aside....and he is building new bridges in His name.

Proverbs 3: 5-8 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord, and turn away from evil. It will be healing to your flesh and refreshment to your bones.

And so we stand ready and are answering His call once again!

We are embarking on a new and exciting journey.....

WE ARE ADOPTING AGAIN! And we could not be more thrilled!

We are going to have a new daughter. She is 5 years old and has a myriad of special needs...but she is beautiful and we cannot wait to see the Lord make her new.

We know that, to many, we look like we have lost our minds.....haven't thought this through....and some have even told us we are being irresponsible. But we are the body of Christ. And as such He calls on US....His children....to go out among the nations and carry out his work...without question.

"Though none go with me....still I will follow...."

We are so very excited to introduce our future daughter (even though, in our hearts, she already is)

We are committed to "Priscilla" on Reeces Rainbow!!! ( fsp links and more info are coming soon)








Please pray for us on this journey....for it will be long.....but the reward is great.....




 





9 comments:

  1. We are with you! Praying for you and loving your family from a distance. God is good and his timing is perfect! Much Love!!! Courtenay

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  2. I see the way you raise your kids you truly are a blessing to them all kids deserve a loving home.

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  3. God is in control so go forth. God bless your growing family and happy for your soon new edition!

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  4. She is beautiful!! May God's presence bring you strength every step of the journey.

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