Thursday, November 12, 2009

Thankful day 15

I am thankful for how much adoption has benefitted our lives and family. Before we began this journey several years ago, I really only viewed adoption as a way to enlarge a family. Now I see it so much differently, my entire worldview has changed.
  • PSA 68:5 A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling.
  • PSA 82:3 Defend the cause of the weak and fatherless; maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed
  • ISA 1:17 learn to do right! Seek justice, encourage the oppressed. Defend the cause of the fatherless, plead the case of the widow.
  • JAM 1:27 Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.
Adoption has allowed us to connect with many families all over the world! The connections I have made have truly been a blessing in itself. Adoption has allowed us to travel to foreign lands, a dream I've had that might not have become a reality. Adoption has enlarged my heart. Adoption has allowed me to reach out to children with special needs. Adoption has helped teach my children about the world and God's many children who need homes. Adoption has enlarged their hearts too!


Laurel said...

Great post!

Yes .... adoption is so much more than giving a child food to eat and a bed to sleep on.


Kathy C. said...

Good post.

Three of my children plan to adopt as a result of going through the journeys with us.