When we started down this road of adoption it was a very personal decision that we made as a couple. Some of the challenges we have anticipated and I’m sure there are many more we haven’t. We knew what it would cost. We agreed that we would bear the responsibilties for this new child and that included financial responsibility. Will it all be easy? No. Have there been and will there be many sacrifices along the way? Yes. Yes. Yes.
So when our small group asked to do a special benefit lunch for us, my initial thought was ‘There are so many people that deserve it more than us.’ But then I thought about something my Mom had shared with me a few weeks before. She reminded me that we need to be mindful not to deny others the blessing of providing love and support. And the truth is every ounce of support is helpful! We have gained strength and reassurance from those around us as we move farther into this adoption process. That need will do nothing but grow as we get closer to being matched and bringing Little W home.
And I have been a constant example of how you can help those in need by working hard. You should remember the words of the Lord Jesus: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive. ‘