• Hope is fading.

    Date: 2012.08.23 | Category: Adoption | Tags:

    I think about little Lauren (Jasmine) and I want to get word to her not to give up, but I’m not allowed to send anything until we get our preapproval.  How many children are sitting there just waiting for a forever family?  How many have all but given up hope?

    I’m having a really hard time with this lately.  When I say we are adopting again, people say, “Why?”, they ask “Are you crazy?”, they ask “What about your other kids?” “Aren’t you busy enough?”. No, I’m not!  God didn’t place me on this earth to take it easy and sit around watching t.v..  He placed me on this earth to do His will.  HIS will not mine.  I’m following His leading because it has been so beautiful and has blessed my life in so many ways before.

    I truly can not tell you how much I love Benjamin and Maisey.  I can not find the words to adequately describe it.  They have fit into our family so easily.  To hear their laughter does my soul good.  To see my other children love them with their whole hearts is just an amazing sight.

    I look at Ben who just 5 months ago had given up.  If you had seen him those first few days, your heart would have broken too.  He wanted to be loved so much.  He was so full of love and little boy fun – running everywhere, so happy to have food readily available.  While we were in the hotel we would get a glimpse of the real Benjamin.  As the days went by, he would laugh more and play more.  He was so happy to be loved.  That is what he truly wanted just to be loved.  Doesn’t everyone want that?  So why is it we can’t understand a child wanting a forever family?

    I’ve said it before and I will say it probably many times more, I know not everyone is called to adopt.  Everyone, however, can help someone else adopt.  It’s expensive.  Money should not stop anyone from adopting.  If you know of someone who is adopting, help them out in any way you can.  Support them, comfort them, pray with them, be the hands and feet of Christ.

    You will be making a change in a child’s life!   You will bring hope to a heart that is hurting.