August 1, 2010

parades

Posted in mousie at 9:29 pm by Anonymouse

I’ve said before that our exposure to adoption has made us more “pro-adoption” than we ever were before.

Before, we were supporters, but now I would say we are closer to being able to be classified as activists.

But not in a crazy have a parade about it way.

Although, who doesn’t love a good parade?

With candy being tossed, naturally.

Not natural candy, but natural parade behavior.

Anyway, moving on…

Today, I was talking to someone who asked about us adopting again and then went on to tell me about how she and her family are discussing possibly doing an Ethiopian adoption in a few years (they have a couple of biological kids right now who are still pretty young).

You guys, hearing her talk about the adoption theme she has seen in her life with Christian families all through her life adopting her into their family (figuratively speaking) and picking up the slack that existed in her life not having a Christian influence at home and the way she and her husband talk about all of the verses in the Bible that talk about taking care of orphans or how our relationship with God is an adoption, etc. and picturing her two little blonde haired, blue-eyed daughters with a dark-skinned, brown-eyed brother or sister…

It gave me chills.

It got my blood pumping.

It made me excited.

More excited than candy at a parade even.

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4 Comments »

  1. Darci said,

    amen and amen.

  2. Rach said,

    Just so you know, you were a HUGE catalyst to us ever even thinking about adoption.

    Planted the seeds, you know?

    CRAZY.

    But not really crazy at all. 😉

  3. Kelly said,

    I think that sometimes this is just how it works. My husband and I reconnected with a cousin of his and his wife, at church, who had recently adopted through foster care (back in 2004), and it started the wheels turning for us. So many of the people in our congregation were touched by adoption and fostering children, this just called to us.

    And thank God it did!

  4. HereWeGoAJen said,

    Yeah! That is better than candy!


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