Monday, January 17, 2011

Martin Luther King Jr. and Beautifully Colored Families



My mom often likes to tell the story of dropping my brothers at high school (when I was still very young). I was SO impressed with the beauty of one teenager, but my mom (at first) didn't have a clue who I was talking about. I described her to the tee, but did not mention that she was the only African American teen in the entire group. I honestly didn't think about it...truly.

Growing up in a melting pot, I didn't see a lot of bigotry. Yet, I've learned, that even today it exists. It's sad to me that some don't know the love of our Father. If they did, they would realize that one of the blessings is in the diversity. How cool is God to create us all so stunningly different?!!

As a mother of three adorable African American children, I cannot be color blind though. Why would I want to be? They are so unique and beautiful.

Yet, as with all my children, they need to know the history. They need to learn from it.

Today we read a sweet, and fairly young, book about Martin Luther King Junior. For the first time I saw the realization set, just a little bit, in our sweet Bekah's eyes. She saw a man, that though human, stood up against what was accepted. He stood up for God and He stood up for man.

She looked so sad at the end of the story.

"Honey, Why do you look so sad?"

"Because I miss him mommy."

"You know, I do too."

What a honor it would have been to have met him...to have marched with him.

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Please don't hesitate to tell me of any prayer need. I would love to add your prayer requests to this list (which I try to put at the end of each post).

Prayer Requests:

*Rolando and Julia (Guatemala-It has been over five years.), AND Junior and Diamoh (Liberia) to be able to finally come home to their families and that these countries open to legitimate adoptions.
*Renae-For the continued transition of their sweet family. Their daughter joined their family this year!
*Daniel (Liberia) and Jeremiah (Taiwan)- for their continued health issues. God's blessings and Hand on them and their families.
*Our friend's (unnamed, God knows) foster son, his family, and all who will make or influence decisions on his behalf that God's will be done in every aspect of his life.
*Eliz and her family-Blessings of speed of process and safety for her five fragile sons with Down Syndrome as they wait to bring them home.
*Please pray for our friends (the Stokes family) and their adoption from China as they reach the last stages to bring home their newest blessing.

Personal Prayer Requests:

*We pray that God shows us our next child. We pray that financially things will fall into place to be able to adopt so that we will not have to wait on any funds (at least initially). We pray for health as we plan for the future. We pray for our future children, our current blessings, and our family...that they may be loved and prepared for another amazing blessing. Especially we pray that whatever happens, it is to God's glory and is HIS will.

*We also ask that you join us in prayer for wisdom and guidance (that we can bring God the most glory) in my husband's career. We're limited in what we can share, but feel pressed on to pray about both these prayer requests and God knows exactly what we're asking.

*Last, we ask that you pray protection against satan's barbs. Thank you.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Kat,

    Praying for you and would love your prayers for God's provision in getting our daughter, Liliana home without financial delay.

    Such a beautiful post...

    Love and blessings,
    Robin

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