Saturday, September 28, 2013

Five Years Ago

(This was supposed to be posted on the 26th but didn't get finished)

Five years ago we met a quiet little boy. He really didn't say much that afternoon. Maybe because he didn't know what was going on and maybe because he didn't speak English.

He has said that was the happiest day of his life. Five years ago we met J. He gained a new name, new family, new language, new culture, new way of living and new hope. He didn't know what all he was getting into but he still wanted to experience that. The same is true for us when we trust Christ for our salvation.

He once told me how he wanted to play soccer with the big kids at the orphanage but they told him he was too small. Now he is able to play soccer and love it.

In the past five years I have learned a number of things.

Our plans and dreams are not always God's plans for our life. There is quite a bit more that happened that I don't share here publicly but I will say that God's plans are good and sometimes they hurt but we need to keep trusting and obeying and allowing him to use us.

In many cases you cannot parent an adopted child the same as a biological child.

I have learned that I need to keep praying and trusting God.

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1 comment:

  1. Parenting a biological child is challenging enough, at times. I can only begin to imagine the challenges of parenting a child who has had such a difficult start.

    We all need so much of God's grace as we try to bring up our children in the nurture and admonition of Him.



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