Wanted to share some serious cheekiness (is that a word?) with y'all. How cute are they?
I bought the girls these matching dresses on Etsy. Oh my how sweet are they?? I loved them so much I went back and bought another set (different dress) they are so stinking cute!!
~Dossier work in under way !! Kinda excited, it looks like the paperwork for this adoption is MUCH EASIER then past dossiers :) YAY!!! Have apt tonite with my sis to borrow her computer and take a bunch to the notary.
~Waiting on my HS copy to review.....come on come on !!
~Had a really odd conversation last week. Thru the course of an hour or so I listened to some strange, not sure what the response they wanted, kind of comments.
Things commented to me ;)
~Is she yours?
~Ethiopia ? Well that's strange Why there ?
~Is it like Russia? My cousin has a child from there. He cost a fortune and he is crazy.
~How much does it cost?
~very sarcastically...WOW, What a deal !
~Your adopting again ? oh, wow.why?
~My foster child was terrified of her social worker, because she was black.
~"I could never saddle my child with a special needs or down syndrome sibling, it wouldn't be fair to her"
Fun times :)
I left feeling irked but not really upset, just off . I answered politely each time, just enough to put it out there but not enough to share my business ya know? They arent bad people, just not adoption minded i guess. The irked feeling stayed with me for a few days. And finally IT hit me.
THEY JUST DON'T GET IT! REALLY. Do not GET IT. PERIOD.
They dont understand WHY we have a heart for this. They say they do, but do they really?
Why do we scrimp and save and go without things we do to pay for another adoption. Now a down syndrome child? :) :)
ADOPTION IS NOT ABOUT US. Adoption is NOT to bring glory to US OR OUR FAMILIES. It should not be to GLORIFY you or your family. It is not to make you feel better or look better. It WILL bring you joy but that comes later ;)
Get ready for it...........
***IT IS TO BRING GLORY TO ....GOD
IT IS TO BRING GLORY TO THE .."LEAST OF THESE"
The orphans. The little children.The forgotten and forsaken.
They had no idea what it means to step out and fight for an orphan. Maybe they think it should be easy and make you feel good, or why bother??? maybe I'm being too sensitive. maybe or maybe not?
**Especially a SPECIAL NEEDS adoption. This is not about doing what is "comfortable" for us. This is kinda crazy ;) Way outta our comfort range lol. What seems COOL to our society. It is about following the word of the Lord. Now that we know these orphans are hurting and are slowly dying waiting for a family, We have to act. God wants us to. He knows if we do nothing. HUGE.
~ These children do not have a waiting list of families praying to PICKED to be their mom and dad. They sit sometimes for years WAITING for someone to WANT THEM :( someone to PICK THEM.
~It doesn't mean everyone can or will adopt, but they should pray for and be supportive of families that are stepping out and bringing a child into their families.
NOT critical :(
Adoption is beautiful and hard and SO worth it :) It doesn't matter where your child comes from, if they are an orphan and you hear the cry, it is beautiful.
Off my soapbox now :)
~Please pray for sweet Chrissie. She has gone home to be with Jesus. I am so very sad for her family. This baby fought so hard and had so many people praying for her. This just breaks my heart :( goodbye sweet girl. click here....