Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Adoption Is Greater Than The Universe
Adoption is close to my heart. My brother is adopted and I grew up knowing that an adopted child is as much a child of their parents as is a child born to them. I guess I always knew that I would adopt someday. God put that in my heart before I had even become His child through adoption.
When I was about ten, I read a book about a family that adopted a little girl from Vietnam and the desire to adopt that was already in my heart grew and the idea that my child would look completely different than me took shape. All through my teen years and early adulthood that picture of the family I would have someday remained constant. Adoption was a part of the discussions my husband and I had when we were dating.
Now that I have my precious son and daughter, I look back and see that adoption is a theme that was woven into my life. God was preparing me to be the mother of my beautiful children, but He was also working in my heart as I was to be ~ incredibly ~ adopted by Him.