Monday, April 23, 2012
Friday, April 20, 2012
Friday, April 13, 2012
Okay, it’s after 5:00 on a Friday evening. I can’t make any phone calls, the post office is closed and my attorney’s office is only open until 4:00 anyway. So, now that I can catch my breath, let me go back and fill everyone in.
Yes we are adopting a teenaged boy! Crazy huh? (Well, we have one already and we think they are pretty neat, so another one suits us just fine.)
The thing is, this is no ordinary boy. He happens to have a really great smile and wonderful dark, eyes and Cerebral Palsy. That Cerebral Palsy part is what gets him.
Because he is an orphan with a physical difference he is facing imminent transfer to a mental institution. We are not talking about Pleasant Acres here either. I don’t think I have to paint you a picture of what that might mean for him.
We couldn’t do nothing about that.
God has blessed us. We enjoy a steady income. We enjoy a roomy home. We enjoy gardens, a barn and a great view. Our kids will never face the mental institution. They will probably go to college, marry and have adorable kids of their own.
God doesn’t set everybody up that way. In fact, most of the rest of the world would consider us not comfortable, not upper middle class, but EXTREMELY WEALTHY.
It is simply time for us to start seeing ourselves that way. And to stop doing nothing about it.
What does this have to do with the boy we know as “
A shot at knowing and understanding who God is and how He loves.
So there you have it. Call us crazy.
We prefer the term “blessed”.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
What a day I have had!
One very unhelpful clerk felt it necessary to tell me her adoption horror story.
Apparently no one in the entire state of NY has ever asked for a state police clearance document. Ever.
And by the time I left the bank today I think the truly patient, sweet notary/teller was doing all she could to keep from poking me in the eye. (Three tries to get everything right!)
Tim left for six days on a business trip this morning.
I had unexpected company at supper time.
And...(drum roll please)
...the dryer broke down.
So that is why I came over here. Not to vent. (But, thank you, it does help.) Not to complain. Not to bring you all down.
I came over here to thank all of you.
I came over here to read all of your comments again.
To remind myself that we are totally covered in, surrounded by, and propped up on your prayers.
I am so grateful for all the encouragement and the kind words. I can’t begin to say what a refuge you all are to me already.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
If you are here, then you have probably already been here. If not, go there now and then come back here. Got it?
Okay, so now you have been to Reece’s Rainbow.
And you have seen his adorable picture.
And you know what our next big adventure is.
We are excited and nervous and following God every step of the way.
(And getready, I may be calling in some favors!)