Wednesday, November 4, 2015

I Am Not~ (Repost for National Adoption Month)


I am not a good person because I've adopted. I am a blessed person.

I am not rescuing a child. They rescued me with their sweet love.

I am not surrounded by real children vs.adopted children. They are all my real children.

I am not hearing God where He is not. I am hearing God where He is.

I am not listening to man. I am listening to God.

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This is a simple blog from years ago, but it still resonates today.  We are not particularly good or special, we are blessed.   Children are a gift.  They are a treasure.  For anyone to say to children, "You are lucky you have them as parents" diminishes their worth.  I absolutely in my heart know that is not what they mean. They may just love the parents, but to the child it rings of an indebtedness.  They are not indebted to us, the children themselves are the blessing and we (royal we, speaking of adoptive parents) just HOPE that we bless them as much as they've blessed us.

This is not to judge everyone wrong in what they say.  We are human, at least I know I very much am.  We will not always use the right words, but we need to think of our children and their hearts.  We need not only to think of the trauma of the past, but how we value ALL children in front of them as well.

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If you wish to aid us financially in our adoption journey, you can send a tax deductible check to Wasatch International Adoptions.  Place on the memo line of the check "for Thomas and Kat's Adoption of Timothy."  They will send you a receipt in the mail.  You can also give through "You Caring" at the link to the side of the blog.

Wasatch International Adoptions
1140 36th Street #204
Ogden, Utah 84403


If you wish to send funds directly to us for Timothy, please contact us at everlasting_momentum (at) verizon (dot) net.

To see where all funds go, see http://everlastingmomentum.blogspot.com/2015/10/the-financial-need-explained.html

Prayer Requests:
*Please pray we stand, reflect, and glorify God through our lives and this adoption process (first and foremost).
*Please pray for protection for our family and future children...that the master of lies may be bound and anything coming against us may be turned away.
*Please pray the adoption is fully funded.
*Please pray that we find our new normal (usually an after adoption prayer...lol).  We need to figure out what direction to go in several ways.  We need God's direction and discernment.
*Please pray for Sarah and Ivan as they begin their lives together.  That they learn to grow together toward God and ALWAYS love God more than each other.
*Please pray my mom gains strength and finds a new normal as well.  Also, please pray her kidney levels do go where they need to.

Many people are going through hard times right now.  Please email me if I can pray for you. everlasting_momentum (at)verizon.net


*Please pray for a friend of mine's daughter who has cancer.  She's going through treatment and it's really rough.  Her name is Alyssa.
*Please pray for the Marshall and Shrader families.  My high school friend Marc passed away only weeks ago from brain cancer (he was my age and left behind a beautiful wife and three young sons).  His older sister's husband was killed in an accident last weekend.  I can't fathom what this family is going through.  He leaves his amazing wife Chrisie and two daughters.
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