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What a beautiful reminder…

OK–the video I’m about to post has nothing to do with adoption–but I feel like right now I can really identify…and I wasn’t going to post it–but for some reason I feel like I should. Something spoke to my heart about it, especially as I’ve grown very tired after all the extra sessions I’ve been working on to help fund our adoption. I know this will all be worth it in the end—but at the same time I’m ready to be 100% mommy. It will be such an amazing feeling to walk off that plane WITH our baby and to know the adoption process is finished—God has provided—and we can be a family…and I can be all mommy with my crazy craft self again.

So while this video is really about a man determined to finish—and finish well…I am reminded that we don’t always finish how we plan or how we think we will…but if we keep our eyes focused on what the Lord has called us to do…He will provide a means for us to finish. It’s amazing the people He brings in our lives to encourage and support us right now. Thank you mom for coming up to spend the week and weekend so I can edit and get portrait sessions done to help us get closer to our next goal! Thank you sweet friends who call to check in and love on us during this time! Thank you AGCI sweet families who are sharing this journey with us and who are holding our hands through this sweet time..and time of trusting God in a new way. I’m really so humbled to see and watch God bring people in to carry us through when we are tired and to encourage us to continue to run this race.

And if you are one of those families running this race to bring home your child…you are NOT alone. Galatioins 6:2 says “Carry one another’s burdens and in this way you fulfill the law of my Son.” He will provide…and He will be the one carrying you through. When you hit the ground…get back up—hold on to Him and RUN! Do not give up!!! There is a precious baby waiting for his/her mommy and daddy…and every fall and set back…every attempt to get back up and run…every hurdle and every win…will be worth it in the end! Running beside you, with you and for you! God is in this…and if God is for you, who can be against you? Amen!

Aaron & Whitney Pratt (A&W) - October 16, 2009 - 7:38 am

I think this is a fantastically encouraging post. Adoption is a journey, an adventure that we promised to trust God in, and it takes perseverence and encouraging words (and lots of prayers) to continue the race as God intended. So, THANK YOU for this post- so fit for the adoption journey.

Dan and Tara - October 16, 2009 - 11:03 am

I just wanted to thank you for the post! It is literally what I needed this morning right before I went to work. It has been a long journey to get to this point in our adoption and I am restles and anxious and (to be honest) getting really impatient! This was a good wake up call – this is not about me and my timing and my schedule – this is all about God and him working his perfect will in our lives. So, from the bottom of my heart. Thank you! Tara