Monday, February 28, 2011

Monocle boy

so glad that we had to take the kids for a medical check up for our home study. We found out that Josiah has trouble seeing in just one eye. I took him to a marathon eye appointment today (2 hours- the other kids did a great job waiting). So with one eye that sees just fine, I keep joking that I am going to get him a monocle. I think it goes just great with his personality. I was really proud of him today, probably because he was able to put a contact lens in his eye and I don't think I could do it. Just another reminder that my boy is growing up. We are excited that his contacts will last twice as long because he only needs one at a time. Love this little boy. (who is taller than me)

Saturday, February 26, 2011

one step closer

I went to a wonderful funeral for my first Sunday School teacher Miss Ethel. She was an amazing godly woman. I feel so blessed to have been one of the children that she taught, prayed for and encouraged. After 90 years on this earth, she is home. Her adoption is complete.

When I got home, Scott casually said, "Did you see that we got our fingerprint appointment?" I got all excited...he calmly in his wonderful Scott fashion said, "didn't know it was a big deal". Truth be told, we still have a long way, but each step is a step closer to bringing my boys home.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

encouraged by Piper

listened to this excellent sermon by John Piper today. He talks about 8 ways that adoption here on earth is similar to our adoption by Christ. Two of my favorite points were:

There is legal red tape in both adoptions, but one is soaked in the blood of Christ.

This is not plan B. Ephesians 1 says
 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved. In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth.
(Ephesians 1:3-10 ESV)

before sin entered the world he chose to adopt us. This wasn't an afterthought. Our boys our chosen for us on the other side of the world. We are not plan B for them, we are God's plan for them...they are God's plan for us.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011