I know most of you that read my blog are adoptive parents yourselves but for those of you that are not, this post is for you. Jay and I have talked several times about the fact that we are suprised that no one we know has felt called to adopt. We always hope that our story and Charlotte's journey will open other's eyes to the needs of orphans not only in other countries but here at home. I guess we assumed that God would use our story to speak to the hearts of others, and maybe he has we just don't know it. But I wanted to take a second to just say that our lives have been so completely transformed since the day we set foot in that small room in China and held our Sha Sha for the very first time. TRANSFORMED!!! So many times people say, she is so lucky to have you and the truth is we are so blessed to have her. She has made each one of us better and God has used our sweet girl to open our hearts and minds to his calling. I just want to ask you, is HE calling you. I know at times so much about adoption is overwhelming, the paperwork, THE COST, the unknowns, stepping out of our comfort zone. But, do you have extra love and space in your heart...if you do there are almost 150 million orphans in the world that are ready to fill that space. I promise your life will be TRANSFORMED too. Just pray about it if you would, think about it and look at our sweet girl and how transformed she has become. There are 150 million children just like her. They each deserve a chance to have a family, to have love, and to have some one to kiss their boo boos when they fall. Is HE calling you??
"Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world." James 1:27