A Child’s Faith

There are moments in day to day life that I am touched by someone’s kindness. A hug when I am feeling sad, a meal when I have no energy to cook, a card of encouragement or a phone call to see how I am doing. Recently, I have been deeply touched by a family member’s kindness.

This little person is so excited about our adoption and is working very hard to raise money to help with the cost. Her name is Katie and she is my 7 year old niece. Katie has been working very hard at making bookmarks to sell to raise money to bring her cousins home.

Her child like faith has touched my heart deeply.

She heard of a need to raise money and her heart had compassion.

She created something to make and sell.

Her little heart has touched many around her and I am so grateful to call her my niece. Thank you Katie. I love you.

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adoption

The beginning of the adoption journey can seem so daunting. The “what-ifs” play in and out of your mind like a broken record. What if we mess this up? What if God is asking us to parent a child with special needs? What if we are looked at as strange by family and friends? What if our biological child resents us for what we feel called to do? What if we really can’t afford this?

As these thoughts and questions cloud my judgement I am reminded to be still before Him.

To seek His face and remember that He has placed this desire on our hearts.

To seek His will not my own.

To seek what He wants not what I want.

To seek those that are lost and orphaned.

With open hands we send our application away. Filled with a peace only from Him knowing that He has fought the fight for us.

The journey has officially started …
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Beginnings

I want to begin this blog by saying thank you for stopping by.  As we share our life of parenting, adoption, homeschooling, recipes and home projects.  My hope is that you will feel inspired and encouraged.  So we begin…