I came across a beautiful adoption story today and have spent the last 10 minutes reading and crying.
Matt and I have talked about adopting someday and it is very much in our hearts. Reading this story simply affirmed that desire in me. Children are so special, such a blessing from the Lord...
As I was reading this adoption story the Lord gave me a special gift. I was looking at the pictures of when the family first met their new daughter. There were tears and smiles and rejoicing; it was absolutely breathtaking. And as I looked at those pictures I felt the Lord say to me, "That's how I feel about you and that's how I feel when my children choose me." The Lord is so in love with us and the moment we choose Him, he adopts us into his family and we become children of God. And there are tears and smiles and rejoicing and such unimaginable love.
Adoption is so precious. To be separated and alone and feeling unwanted and rejected and then for someone to come along and say, "You are wanted, you are loved," is beyond compare. And the Lord is extending that hand and heart of adoption to each one of us. It leaves me speechless.
I know someday, maybe soon maybe not so soon, Matt and I will have the privilege and joy of adopting a little boy or a little girl (or maybe one of each...). I know our lives will never be the same. And I am so excited for that day come.
Know today that you are loved by the very One who made you.
You are wanted. You are loved. You are not rejected.
P.S. Do you have an adoption story? I would love to hear about it!