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Sunday, November 2, 2014

National Adoption Month/Orphan Sunday~

November is National Adoption Month 
and today is Orphan Sunday.

I have to share SIX beautiful reasons to plead for the orphan~

Please go to No Hands But Ours 
and read a beautiful post written by a precious friend, Kelli Bloomquist...
she writes~
"There are many things that you can do to be the hands and the feet on the ground for these children. You can step forward and adopt. You can support those who are adopting. There are so many things that a person can do. The problem, however, lies in the fact that there just aren’t enough people. There are never enough people to be those hands and feet on the ground fighting for each and every child.
Adoption is scary. It’s hard; it’s expensive, and it’s messy. It’s for all of these reasons that adoption scares many potential families away. But as many of us are aware, adoption is also redemption. It’s beautiful and it’s worth every scary moment and every bead of sweat and every single penny spent on the process."
I couldn't have written it better!
Today as I considered what I might share 
God spoke through my quiet time...
Is there a more fitting scripture to describe the orphan?
~hungry, thirsty, and strangers.
There are millions of children around the world that need us to care...
~to adopt
~to foster
~to give
~to advocate
~to pray!

I wonder a lot why I keep my blog open 
and write about the 'good' stuff in our family...
Today is one such reason.
Orphans sit lonely, cold, and scared waiting.
Our children were once orphans and now chosen sons and daughters.

Our family is forever changed because of adoption.
Adoption is gospel and I want to share the gospel here.
Yes, adoption is costly both financially and emotionally.
That's pretty much true for most anything worthy in life.
We have our share of problems and difficulties with HARD adoption stuff.
I choose to keep much of that private because it is not the point.
The point is six children needed us 
and God chose our family to be their forever!
{The good and the bad!}

One of the best quotes I have ever read says~
"Orphans are easier to ignore before you know their names...
but once you do, Everything Changes."
~ David Platt

As you consider the plight of the orphan,
what is your next step?
There is nothing Scott and I love more than sharing our story
and helping families pursue their calling.
We are always willing to help, talk, pray, share.
Praying many more orphans come home to their families
because we are willing to share of story to anyone who will listen.

Psalm 82:3
Defend the weak and the fatherless.





5 comments:

  1. Beautifully written Sharon>
    Love,
    Lyn

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  2. This is beautiful! I love your blog - so glad you have kept it.
    Stephanie

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  3. Just Beautiful Sharon!! Our adoption story was also featured in a newly released magazine in our community, I invite you and your friends to read about our adoption journey to our daughter.

    You can read here: http://issuu.com/goldenpublication.com/docs/golden_publication_november_2014/0

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  5. I am grateful for your post! Thanks!

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