It is late Friday night; Kadi is settled into bed,
and Bethany is finishing a bottle.
The older boys are reading the Bible with my dad
as I type this up.
We have just finished watching a Vegetales video after enjoying a delicious dinner
some friends blessed us with.
Early tomorrow morning begins my end-of-season soccer tournament.
As I sit here simply sitting and enjoying the night, I think about yesterdays anniversary.
Yesterday marked one month that Kadi and Bethany have been home.
One month from the day our lives changed.
The day I finally got to hold my baby sister,
The day I saw my little brother for the first time in person.
And that makes me think,
what if we never did it.
What if my mom and dad never answered God's call for our family to adopt?
Or didn't wait for God's timing?
Where would they be?
How would the way we look at things be different?
How would the choices we make be changed because we are starting to see the bigger picture?
How would the way we view life be different?
I think that every family that has adopted can tell you that it is not always fun.
kids act out.
But I also believe that if you asked any adoptive family if they had the chance to go back and change things, and not have chosen to not adopt, they would not hesitate to say
"Of course not."
It is worth every struggle.
The good moments make up for the bad ones.
It takes patients, lots of it. and it takes even more faith,
but God is always faithful.
No questions asked.
So what about you?
Is there something you think you should do,
but feel it is too big for you?
Give it to God.
He will work out everything, always. If you are His child, he will always, always, always be there.
For big things, or little.
Here is a video I made in honor of the 1 month anniversary.