Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Adopted for Life

I finally started reading Adopted for Life, by Russell D. Moore, last night. It's been on my nightstand for a while, but I hadn't had/made time to read it. WOW. You must read it. I'm only in Chapter One, but I have found myself nodding with every paragraph, and I can already tell it will become one of my favorites, if not a life-changer. Adoption is written into all kinds of stories and Truths throughout the Bible; I can't believe I had missed it until a few years ago. Only problem: I want to adopt even MORE.

Which brings me to my next point: We sent in official paperwork for Adoption #2 today. I had already completed a pre-application, but this one was the real deal. This means we can get rolling on our home study update and I can begin sending in grant applications after that is complete (We only got one grant with our last adoption because WE ONLY WAITED 3 DAYS  for Brody to enter our lives; not enough time to get grant apps in!). I'm also tweeting to (i.e. BUGGING) a few celebrity fans of adoption (the Roberston family and Bubba Watson, anyone!?) with hopes that one of them will help us with a fundraiser. Dream big or don't dream at all, right? (And if anyone knows Brad, they know that he basically belongs in the Robertson family...beard and all.)

(WHY IS THIS PICTURE SIDEWAYS WHEN I SAVE IT AND IT SHOWS UP UPRIGHT?!)


Don't get all excited just yet. We aren't really hoping for a fast adoption right now. We need to get some funds in place. However, we are fully trusting that this is what God wants us to do, and we are excited to do it. That means that if it does happen quickly, God will provide a way.