Friday, February 17, 2012
60 days and a thankful heart
So it's only been 60 days since our acceptance of these 4 Ghanaian children.
Not too lengthy... so far at least...
But actually it's been 766 days since we signed and sent in our initial application to our Adoption Agency. I look back at our journey and I am astonished and amazed at God's work within our family and how He has expanded our heart to love, bear the patience to wait and the courage to step out.
Who would have thought that a 12 year old boy (Sol) who was struggling for survival on the streets of South Tehran, Iran was dreaming that one day he would be able to adopt and provide a family to an orphan(s) from Africa. Even more unimagineable that God rescued him out of his pit of pain and survival and brought him to America to fulfill the calling that was given to him at such a young age. Converting from a Muslim faith to a disciple of Jesus and providing a loving home to 4 orphans.
God has not let that go.
Our journey hasn't been smooth sailing, but it has softened our rough edges and humbled us enough to know that we are not perfect and yet God still loves us and desires to use us in spite of our imperfections. I am SO grateful to be married to a husband that loves God passionately and has the courage to take risks with me.
My reflections don't end here...
They pretty much "have our backs."
TO my dear Annie: 15 years later and still amazed at His faithfulness in our friendship. Your example of courageous living and humility is a constant inspiration to Sol and I. Thank you for always believing that we can do it. We can't wait to be on the same continent together soon!
Thank you also to all of you that have generously contributed towards our adoption and continue to pray for us.
There is still more to come...