Friday, April 5, 2013
He is able.
During this 2 weeks of waiting, we have been working on our "child desired form." This is where we look over a list of special needs and say "yes" we would accept a child with this need or "no" we couldn't accept a child with that need. Ouch, this is hard! It is difficult to have to say no when you know that eliminates certain children.... and it is difficult to say yes because you know you are possibly opening up your life to all that that certain need requires. Our stomachs were in knots as we read over the list, looked up what different medical terms mean, and read as much as we could about the different needs.
In the end, though, the Lord has given us peace with how we filled out our form. We were honest about our limitations, but open to what God may have in store that will stretch us. I get excited happy butterflies in my stomach about the day we will get our referral.
I'm reading Orphanology by Tony Merida (who we have met!! ate dinner with him once) and Rick Morton right now and am just cut to my core about orphan care and adoption. I may write more about this later, but I just wanted to mention and recommend this book. Earthly (horizontal) adoption is something that has always tugged at my heart strings because of how it points to our spiritual (vertical) adoption - similar to how the love in marriage points to Christ's love for his church. But the more that I read earthly adoption stories, the more I am just undone (in a good way!!) by how God works through adoption to bring His children to Himself.