Something I never really wrote about when I posted that video was this: That video brought me to tears. It was so touching but what brought me to tears was that I desperately wanted to adopt and my husband did not. My longing grew stronger with each month and I must admit that I didn’t want to sit around and think about what we could do for other people through generous giving. I wanted to think about how I could adopt the children I wanted.
I cannot exactly pinpoint when a change came over my husband, but after agreeing to pray about adoption he agreed, and not grudgingly. He embraced it and said, “…and when we adopt our baby I want to help other people adopt too.”
What started as a desire to financially fund 1 adoption per year turned into 5 adoptions in the first year.
We don’t believe God is through with us on the adoption front. Of course, I believe He has another special child in mind for our family while my husband does not. However we both agree that we have developed a heart for birth parents and are committed to partnering with an organization that provides support and opportunity to birth parents both before and after they place their children for adoption. We are in the process of exploring that right now.
I cannot tell you how magical it is when you allow God to use you in His miracles and blessings. It is like getting a front row seat!
Won’t you consider letting God use you this coming year? I think the most touching part of this story is that this couple wasn’t incredibly wealthy. The gift they gave was sacrificial in many ways. It took them out of their comfort zone and yet they were richly blessed through their willingness to let God use them to bless another family.
Remember the part in the video where they said they have 9 children? In the first video they had FIVE. That part makes me smile because when they were asked at the conference if they would adopt again the wife said, “NO!” and her husband said, “YES!”
Say Yes to God this holiday season!