What started as a way
to update friends and family
of our adoption process has
bloomed into a snapshot
of our lives as a family of five.
We have been blessed through
our adoption journey and
hope our story of Will growing
into our family leads you
on your own adoption journey
or at least plants a seed....
"Borrowed" this from another blogger! Something to put in our hearts and think about!
Early this morning I sat snuggled up on the sofa. As the soft glow of the Christmas tree lights filled the room, I opened my bible to the book of Luke and began to read about Jesus birth. Over and over the words "there was no room in the Inn" swam through my head and the Lord began to open my eyes to what He was trying to show me.... Door after door closing. Person after person shaking their head no. Voice after voice saying - 'we have no room'. No room. And I couldn't help but wonder how many of us are still doing that same thing today? Because you see, while Jesus may not be roaming the earth today in human form looking for a place to stay-Matthew 25:45 tells us "whatever you did to the least of these, you did unto me". Mother Teresa said it this way "Each one of them is Jesus in disguise." Statistics tell us that there are 147 million + orphans in this world today. A 147 million who are looking for room.... Room in our homes Room in our hearts And room in our lives. If each one of them is Jesus in disguise- and we have no room for them- then have we truly made room for Jesus? Or could it be that we have No room because those rooms are already full of things that don't really matter? Stuff that isn't about His kingdom- but ours? I cannot help but wonder how many of those Inn keepers ever realized that they missed the chance to be a part of the greatest miracle they would have in their lifetime? And I cannot help but wonder how many of us still do the same today?
The kiddos enjoying Jaymie's birthday dessert! Jaymie's party with her friends is tonight! Should be a fun night with 5 little girls sleeping over! We have crafts and a Christmas movie on the big screen planned. My social little Jaymie is looking forward to it.
10, yes, 10 years ago today we welcomed Jaymie Claire into the world. Happy Birthday to my one and only JC! You are truly a gift from above and have developed so many admirable qualities that make your dad and I so proud of you! Keep being the special girl you are with a tender heart and compassion for others. These qualities will serve you well in this world. Enjoy your day and know you are loved more than words can say. We love you! Mama and Daddy:)