I am the daughter of a king, wife of the most incredible man, mother of an amazing boy born from my belly and mother of two beautiful girls and one handsom boy born in my heart. I am an African loving, adoption advocating, orphan loving, holy spirit filled, Irish football crazed, Jesus loving girl on a mission to provide a family that is a living example of what God's love looks like. Undefined by size, color or nationality bringing glory to him one adoption at a time.
Thursday, July 30, 2009
In his time
And so it all begins. As many of you know this is a life long dream of mine, I have always felt a yearning to adopt, especially from the continent of Africa. Although I have faced trials over the years fighting for my purpose, I am truely in humbled with God's timing. Only he knew when the time was right for me and now he has provided us a daughter named Abigail to bring home. Before I used to believe that things happened in MY time, on my watch, when we were ready, when we wanted to, but I know that's it's only in his time and for his purpose our angel will soon be here. I feel like for years I could imagine her face, her laugh and her spirit. I imagine the completeness she will bring to our family and my greatest hope is to spread the amazing experience of adoption to other families. I can't tell you where the desire to start adopting came from, I just feel like I'm meant for the journey. On my first date with Jason I acutally told him that if he wasn't ok with adopting a child from Africa then we wouldn't be able to date :) For some people adoption is a last resort of having children but for us it's a first choice It's just how I've always envisioned my family. Since having my son, a healthy and happy little boy 5 years ago I feel even an greater desire to help a child in need. I pray someday Abigail will know just how much we loved her before ever hearing her name. I hope she knows she was a prayer years before her birth. As we continue the exciting process I know this is not in my hands, but in the hands of he who provides all that we need today. Welcome to our journey and we thank you all for your continuous support and countless prayers for our Abigail.
Posted by Heather at 7:28 PM