November is National Adoption Awareness Month.
It’s a time when Sundays are set aside in churches to share God’s heart for the fatherless and blog posts are written to create an awareness of the millions of precious children who continue to wait to be chosen. My own family has been so blessed to be able to share our story in two churches this month. It has been an absolute joy!
Adoption was never something that we set out to do when we got married. Nor was it something that burned in our hearts when we were newlyweds. But I can truly say with all of my heart that I am so ridiculously thankful that God took us on this journey. I am so thankful that His plans and purposes for our lives were so much more amazing than I ever imagined. No words can express how blessed our family is with our six adopted treasures! I just cannot even imagine life without them here with us. Is it always easy? No, not always. But then again, when is life ever always easy?
God never called us to easy–He only said, “Follow Me!”
Following Him has led us to three different nations to bring home six of the most amazing children on the planet. Some days I look at my life and I have no idea what I ever did to deserve this amazing life that God chose for me.
But enough about us. You all know our story and you know our children. Today I would love to hear from YOU. Has your family been touched through the blessing of adoption? Would you like to shout it from the rooftops with me that EVERY CHILD DESERVES A FAMILY?!
I’m adding a Linky below. I would love for adoptive families to share their blogs.
In one loud voice we will declare that adoption is a blessing from heaven and that our lives are richer, lovelier, and blessed by the LORD.
If you are an adoptive family, I would love for you to add your blog. You will be able to add a photo of your family or your adopted child. You will also be able to add a caption–tell us in a few words one blessing about adoption! Thank you for joining my family in declaring God’s heart for the fatherless this month.
Until they all come home!