So this is Evan's crib. Everyone who comes over laughs because we have his photo in there under the mobile, but this is the best we can do for now! We tease about how he is quiet as a mouse and ALWAYS sleeps through the night!! Such a good baby! My friend asked me if I was ready to get up in the middle of the night again, I said "sure, for 2 or 3 nights until he gets used to our schedule!" ha ha. Hopefully he will get into a good rhythm quickly but I have no idea what to expect? I'm sure I am unprepared, just like I was with the other three! One day at a time--right?
As you might imagine, we are talking to a lot of people about adoption these days and many of the families express an interest in adoption for their family. Two of the main concerns that come up are cost and difficulty (paperwork, waiting...etc.). I remember what Russell Moore said at the talk he gave at our church "just DO IT! It's not as expensive or as difficult as you think it is!" and I agree. The paperwork is cumbersome, just like taxes. You have to find documents that you don't know where they are or how to get them. You figure it out. You have to fill out long forms and sometimes you don't know the answers. You do it anyway. You have to pay fees for lawyers and others working on your behalf. You put the money together just like you do for other things you want and are important to you. Remember the Doritos commercial slogan "we'll make more!"? You do all of this in order to
RESCUE A CHILD WHO HAS NO MOTHER AND NO FATHER AND NOT ENOUGH TO EAT AND MAY NEVER HEAR THE NAME OF JESUS UNLESS YOU RESPOND.How's that for simplifying the matter? Really. I don't say that as a guilt trip, because not everyone is called to adopt, but if you are feeling that urge, that prompting, than that is probably why you feel guilty as you read this! :) All I'm saying is that if you believe God is leading you to adopt don't let money or difficulty slow you down. It is quite do-able, many others have done it, and God has never been anxious over finances!
20Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.