My husband is a loving father and a caring husband but up until a few months ago was pretty focused on us and our needs, we both were. God worked on His heart for over 18 months until Josh finally got up the nerve to tell me that he thought we should adopt. God has opened our eyes and our hearts immensely for His people in need. It is amazing how you can feel like a blindfold has been lifted and you can see God's people in an entirely new light - the need, the hurt, the love. I was talking with a coworker a couple months back about how my husband doesn't have much of a sensitive side. He isn't real sentimental or tender hearted. She said, "Wait a second! It was your husband's idea to adopt a little girl from Ethiopia and you are telling me he isn't sensitive!"
Josh came home from town today and had been listening to the radio! Air1 - a favorite Christian radio station in our home - was sponsoring a campaign to provide water filters to people in Rwanda. One filter cost $55 dollars and would provide clean drinking water to 120 people for a LIFETIME! There was no second thought - we went and sponsored a filter. Josh said it was amazing how moved he feels for the hurt out there. He didn't know if he liked it because it makes you aware of the pain and deep need there is for God's people. I simply said "That's Compassion babe!" It reminds me of the song - Give Me Your Eyes! It is amazing what God can do in and through you when you take a second to look through His eyes!
We witness a miracle every time a child enters into life. But those who make their journey home across time and miles, growing within the hearts of those who wait to love them, are carried on the wings of destiny and placed among us by God's very own hands.
~ Kristi Larson ~
~ Kristi Larson ~
Not flesh of my flesh, Nor bone of my bone, But still miraculously my own. Never forget for a single minute, You didn't grow under my heart - but in it!
~ Fleur Conkling Heylinger ~