God laid the desire in our hearts
From his wishes we will not depart.
Some say "Why go so far away?
How much will you have to pay?
Aren't there children in the USA?"
Whether a child is from here or there
Isn't it our job to love and care?
Children are a priceless treasure
Blessings that we cannot measure.
God wants us to hold them tight
Whether they are yellow, black or white.
We wish we could save them all
Sadly, we can only answer our call.
We must go to a foreign land
For us, this is what God commands.
Our China Doll was waiting
And there was no hesitating.
We stuck to our decision
God made every provision.
Cast all your doubts and fears aside
Come along and enjoy the ride.
Friday, March 14, 2008
While reading others blogs, I have become a regular visitor to some. I have linked these on my blog that I enjoy reading. These women have become an inspiration and encouragment to me. One in particular that I visit is Proverbs 31 Ministries, Lysa TerKeurst's blog. Today I noticed her links at the top of her blog and read her About Lysa and read that she has two adopted boys. I then noticed she has an Oprah link, so I clicked on it. I received a blessing. Please, Please visit Lysa's blog and go to the Oprah page. On it you will find that Lysa has been on Oprah and she has the video there to watch. After you watch you will understand my post heading. Enjoy and may God Bless you!!!
Posted by Brenda at 9:27 AM
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
OK, I admit I don't have much patience with some people.
Today, a nurses aid was at my Mom's house giving her a bath. I came in and of course Maylea was with me. She started talking about her kids (she has 4) and they are from 40 yrs to 27 yrs old. My Dad tells her that we went to China to get Maylea in October. She then asks me if I have other children and how old they are. Then, she asks "Why did we decide to adopt from China?" For some reason, I do not like this question. I can see the judgement in peoples eyes when they ask it. I just don't understand, and I guess as much as they don't understand why we would want to adopt. Anyway, I told her that I had felt led to adopt for over 10 years, and that my husband started feeling led to adopt or do foster care only about 4 years ago. I told her I feel like it is a calling just like being a missionary is a calling from God. I told her that I was excited that friends of ours is adopting too, from Ethiopia. I will stop here because she was offensive in her reaction which made my blood boil. Unfortunately, I didn't react too well. I was visibly upset I'm sure. I told her that I had someone ask me what would I do if I was referred an ugly baby. Yeah..... OK, anyway I told her that God made us all and that I don't see race and the color of skin. We are giving a precious child a home; a child that doesn't have a Mom or Dad. That we are instructed in the Bible to take care of widows and orphans and that adoption is close to God's heart. When people comment on how lucky Maylea is, all I can say and think is.... How lucky we are to have her, and what a blessing she is to us!!
I stumbled on this video tonight as I was doing research. It is so fitting to what happened to me today. I just pray God gives me patience with those that don't see things the way we do. Being closed minded must be a lonely place to be.
Posted by Brenda at 8:46 PM
Sunday, March 2, 2008
Maylea didn't know what to think of the snow. She just looked at me and cried. She acted afraid to move.
Dad with Maylea, and Mom. I will be posting pictures of Mom before she was sick really soon.
Posted by Brenda at 9:59 PM