I am sure many people wonder why we are adopting. It seems that whenever the topic of adoption comes up, fertility always seems to be right behind it.
For us, pregnancy has been a bit harder than expected and without going into too much detail there has been heartbreak. If you want to know the details of pregnancy and loss just ask us. It has been a loss like we could have never imagined. We are open and appreciate an open dialogue. Heck, we even understand if you fumble and don’t know what to say. I get that. I don’t even know what to say sometimes. Everyone handles grief differently. BUT this blog is not about that it is about CELEBRATION about what God has asked His followers to do.
With that in mind, we think it is important to let you know, that for us, this baby is not a second choice. We are SO lucky/blessed/honored we get to build a family this way. We are lucky that God has asked us to walk this journey. He has chosen us to be parents to an unconventional family. Let me say that again: we are SO lucky we get to build a family this way and thank God every day that we are on this journey. We are thankful that our family will look a lot like God’s family.
I hope you will join us and our blessing. I hope you will honor your own friends and family who have adopted or who are adopted and acknowledge that adoption is a gift from God just like pregnancy is. It is not what we are “called” to do but what we are instructed to do time and time again in scripture. And by “we”, I don’t mean Greg and I. By “we” , I mean those of us who call ourselves Christians and are thus children of God who have been adopted into His family.
I ask that you think and pray about how your family will get involved in adoption because He will not say no to your request.
“As someone who calls themself a Christian it’s very apparent that you are to love the Lord your God with all your heart and love your neighbor as yourself. And Myself doesn’t want to be starving and I don’t want other people in the world to be starving. Jesus does not ask that we care for the less fortunate. He demands it.” -Katie Davis, video about her book Kisses from Katie.