Friday, May 28, 2010

What Happens When You Say Yes?

Our adoption from Ethiopia was a leap of faith. People ask all the time how we decided on Ethiopia, and my answer is always, "God". We had no intention of adopting internationally, but our ways are not God's ways. (By the way, we also had no intention of EVER doing foster care, & we ended up doing that, too...see a theme?) This journey has been amazing in so many ways, & tonight was yet another beautiful example of how God blesses us beyond our imaginations just because we said "yes".

Only a few months ago, two little boys were friends in an orphanage over 8,000 miles away. Today, these same two little boys are living with their families in America...about 40 miles from each other. And because their new parents said yes to God's calling, they get to enjoy a special new friendship on top of getting to be mommy & daddy to these two awesome boys. God is so cool like that.

May I always trust His plans so that I don't miss out on the gifts He has in store.


Amy said...

Ok- seriously COOL. YEAH GOD! I'm lovin it! :0)

Meredith said...

What a terrific story on saying 'yes' to God! K'Tyo smiles melt my heart

Annie said...

So cool to see the two boys together and the friendship that has developed between the moms :)

Stacey said...

Those pictures are amazing and so priceless!! It has been so fun watching yours and Monica's journey! You guys are an inspiration to all of us!