Monday, February 23, 2009

What I Am Learning

I prayed the other day that God would not take away this emptiness I feel in my heart, but instead that He would use it to teach me what He wants me to learn during this waiting time.   I believe He is doing just that. 

I have been AMAZED reading the entries in this Yahoo group that I am a part of called "adopting children with limb differences".  These incredible people have adopted not one but multiple children with limb deformities and they can't wait to get more.  Most of these adoptions cost over 25k before medical expenses.  These are families who are giving up fancy cars, vacation homes, and new furniture for the opportunity to give more children a chance at life.  I spent the last week in awe of their stories and then God started to show me that as great as these people are for taking that step of faith over and over, the real blessing is theirs.  Through adopting a child with a special need, God is giving them the opportunity to see Him move in their lives and the lives of these little ones.  That sure beats the heck out of a new car.

So Trent and I aren't special at all, we are just the receivers of blessing to be able to participate in this incredible process of adoption.  How fortunate we are to be able to bring Ruthie into our home and get to see all that God is going to do in her.  Why we have been chosen for this blessing, I will never know, but I am so glad that He is letting us be a part of His plan for her little life. 

Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord. Psalm 127:3