Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Together We are Doing This!

Good morning friends!  It was so hard to get out of my cozy, warm bed this morning, but I did knowing that there was still coffee from yesterday in the pot that I could microwave instead of having to make a fresh pot which I am still feeling too lazy to do.  Ohhh how life is so much grander when I count even the smallest of blessings. 

Another blessing is the 14 or so "pre-orders" I have received for the window decals.  Thank you so much!  Unfortunately right now with so few orders, the cost of the decals are still around $30 each.  But together I know we can make the goal of 100 decals.  If you haven't or even if you have,  please check out these window decals again and consider ordering one with the proceeds going towards helping to bring our boys home.  Share with friends and family--- or even consider buying a decal for a friend's upcoming birthday or even Christmas next year!

Aside from the window decal fundraiser, I have noticed the money raised in the Chip In box grow.  Thank you so much for being a part of two precious orphans lives-- your love offering is their redemption.  Your inconvenience to take a moment to give a few dollars means a lifetime of them knowing the love of a family. Priceless!  

Together, we are the hands and feet of Christ.  Together we can make a difference for not one but two little boys.  I get asked all the time, "Why adopt a child with special needs?"  Well, we weren't always open to adopting children with special needs, but the Lord changed that.  Little by little he has showed us the joy that all children bring to a family.  He has been graceful in making sure that the blessings far outweigh the challenges with all our children.  His love for me is deeper than the deepest ocean regardless of my flaws.  Why?  Because I don't think He sees my flaws as flaws, but rather I believe He sees my weaknesses as opportunities to show His strength... that in all things, He is enough. 

2 Corinthians 12:9  But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.

God's grace is sufficient for us all.  His power is made perfect in all of our weakness.  I am blessed, honored, and excited  thrilled to be a part of these boys' lives just to be a witness to how the Lord is going to move in their lives.  I invite you to join us and be part of it too!   I share from experience that your words of encouragement to me, my family and any family for that matter that is adopting is more valuable than you can even know.   Blessings to you and have a great day!


  1. Amen Christine!

    Allison D.

  2. I love your thought that he sees your weaknesses as opportunities to show his strength.


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