Wednesday, January 15, 2014

It is Not a Good Time

Did you see our cover photo? In May 2013 we let our adoption homestudy expire. We were just about to put our house on the market, any normal person would say this is not a good time to bring another child into our family. We agreed. I cried and grieved knowing that it wouldn't be a "good time" to add a child to our family for a couple years while we were living lower to pursue our debt free calling. Wasn't one calling from God enough? He can't call us to adoption and debt freedom can He? 
6 months passed by and God was convicting my heart more and more. When God changed our heart in 2010 to commit to leave our family planning in His hands alone we committed to never pursue birth control again, not due to family size or current circumstances. As God tilled my heart I began to justify myself before Him. One night crying out to Him in the shower I heard, "you are on birth control, you are hindering a blessing in the way I choose to give it, through adoption". Brian and I repented right away and began the process of opening up our home once again.

On Thanksgiving day we chose to announce (via our photo) to the world we were ready for God's blessing regardless of our circumstances, our upcoming move, or our debt free journey. We wouldn't buy into the "it is not a good time" lie that the world sold us again, God's timing is always perfect!

Little did we know God was already weaving our new child's story as well. A little boy came up for adoption on Thanksgiving day. We began praying for the perfect home for him in early December, since we wouldn't be homestudy ready for months. God worked miracles, and we were chosen as this child's new family and our homestudy was completed 9 days later. God instantly began providing financially through generous donations and we began this new to us process through private domestic interstate adoption.

We could possibly bring home our new son in as little as 2-3 weeks. If you feel called to care for the orphan through adoption please come along side us and help us bring our son home!

What we need:
  • FUNDS 
  • and most of all a community willing to show him UNFAILING LOVE!
Posted by Shannon
Soli Deo gloria - Glory to God alone 

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