Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Being a Forever Family

Day 15 – A picture of something you want to do before you die.

Few things I watch on TV make me tear up. In fact, I don't usually cry unless I'm crying selfishly when I'm upset or exhausted. But whenever I see a waiting kid on the Wendy's Wonderful Kids segment of the news, I get goosebumps and teary-eyed.

One thing that fascinates me most about God is how he designed the things we experience in "normal life" to reflect him, something he's done for us, how he sees us, how he desires that we journey here on earth. Adoption is a picture of his great love for us. We were strangers and he brought us into his home, we were helpless babies and he said he'd take care of us. He didn't invite us in to be slaves or work horses, but to be princes and princesses, receiving the full inheritance as adopted kids.

 Throughout the last decade of my life, this dream has grown in my heart. From seeing families I'm close with welcoming in kids, in searching Orphan Sunday resources, in recognizing the need for healthy foster and adoptive families, I know that I could be a part and make a difference. And this is something I want to do before I die.