This is blog was created to share some tidbits of our daily lives

and advocate on behalf of the 143 million orphans around the world!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

A child waits...(Pause music on sidebar)

My heart aches tonight and I cannot sleep:-(...I got onto our chinese adoption agency's waiting child website and ugh...There are over 5o WAITING children on the website. I know that there are 25 on our agency from Ethiopia as well plus 8 sibling sets. Doug and I know we cannot continue adopting children every year...but we can give them a voice...and advocate for them.

James 1:27 says this, " Pure and fautless religion is look after widows and orphans in their distress and keep oneself from being polluted by the world."

As I sit in my home this Christmas season, I see four precious children. Two God knitted in my womb..and two he knitted together in my heart.

Tonight Lola Joy was running through the house naked. Laughing. Talking. Singing. I just looked at Doug and he knew what I was thinking. And our little Hopers. Watching little Lily blossom into the beautiful butterfly before our eyes each day brings me to tears. Her smile alone melts me..but now she has JOY. a HOPE. A FUTURE....not from ANYTHING Doug and I did...but by what GOD did. But..we could have missed it. We could have said.."this isn't what we planned..." and we would have...we could have MISSED it...

THANK GOD...we didn't!!!!

ps. The BEST adoption advice we were given..."If the only reason you wouldn't adopt is because of the money, don't let it be!" Thx Kerri! I PROMISE...GOD WILL PROVIDE!!!

Here's a place to start...

Lola Joy's agency-

Lily Hope's agency-

"The King will reply, Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers or sisters o mine, you did for me." Matthew 25:40

Be the HOPE 4 Orphans!



The Gutmans' said...

Julie, of course this post brought me to tears, my heart like yours breaks for those that are still waiting!!!! Timmy & I still look at the waiting children list for CCI. My heart is still in ET, you can't go there, be among the fatherless and not want to do so much more long to do more. It's funny Timmy & I have had the same conversation, we can't keep adopting but hope, pray, wish that others will hear the call, will take that leap of faith!!!!! What blessings these precious gifts God has given us, I hate to even think what all we would have missed out on if we had let the money thing stop us, we had know idea how we were going to pay for any of it when we started but our father held our hand through the entire process, we serve an amazing God!!!
His "unchanging plan has always been to ADOPT us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. And this gave have him great pleasure." Love you all!!!

Emy said...

:...( Beautiful post! Love you and your BIG heart for orphans!

gordie said...

You are the best daughter we could have ever hoped for! So proud of you guys! love dad & mom

Karen said...

What a beautiful post, Julie. My heart aches when I think of all of the orphaned children in the world, and I wish they could all have families. Darren and I talk, several times a week, as we are lying in bed putting Peyton to sleep, about how sad it is that many children will never have a family, and it puts a lump in my throat every time. Adoption is certainly something God placed on our hearts, and we cannot imagine life without our little Peyton now that we finally have her. Maybe some day we will be lead to a second adoption. Thank you for sharing this! -Karen