Monday, January 7, 2013
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
This month, FOUR years ago, we filled our our application to adopt with All God's Children.
This month TWO years ago, we left the orphanage and were headed home with Seble.
This month ONE year ago, we first saw two faces on Bethany's ...waiting children listing.
After this past 4 year process that has changed our lives, here we are THIS month with three more kids from Ethiopia-who all have families forever and even though we can't change the world (as people have told me many times) :-) We have changed the world for these THREE, and it has changed us for the better. We will never be the same, we will never go back.
"Once our eyes are opened we cannot pretend we do not know what to do. God, who weighs our hearts and keeps our souls knows we know and holds us responsible to act." Proverbs 24:12
Its not easy, by any means, its often messy, not fun, scary and very, very hard-but God is faithful! HE is faithful.
After being home with our two older adopted kids, this verse below struck me in a totally different way then when I read it during our waiting period. It is one I cherish even more now as we watch God continue to write their story.
"But these things I plan won't happen right away. Slowly, steadily, surely, the time approaches when the vision will be fulfilled. If it seems slow, be patient! For it will surely take place. It will not be late by a single day." Habakkuk 2:3
|Our Referral Picture of Seble-she weighed 4 lbs at 3 weeks old and was about to die at the time she entered the orphanage.|
|Seble 2 years old-healthy and happy at home|
|The first picture we saw of Haile and Bethlehem on Bethany's waiting children website|
|Beti at the orphange|
|Beti at home in her forever family|
|Haile at the orphanage|
|Haile at home|
Our Airport Homecoming for our 2nd Adoption~
|A photo slideshow by Smilebox|
Seble's Referral Video
|Free slideshow personalized with Smilebox|
"Although it may not always be obvious to us, there seems to be one distinct moment when God begins a new story in each of our lives. He writes words on our hearts that long to be spoken and strain to be lived out. Then with His own great hand, He begins to write the script. Experience by experience through seemingly ordinary days, He supernaturally orders our lives. Only when we look back and reflect on what appeared to have been the ordinary events of life does it become clear what a miracle the Lord has performed." Jan Beazely