Thankfulness Journal – Day 8 – The Gift Of Adoption
November 8, 2012
Romans 8:15 “For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.” 16 The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God”

Last year I wrote about “Gotcha Day“. 

Thirteen years ago today, after several years of waiting, this beautiful girl was placed in our arms and burrowed herself into our hearts. She has brought this home the kind of joy that can only come from trusting an eternal Savior.

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Very little has been easy but it has been worth every minute. It has given us a picture of our Father God’s heart. The way He acts on our behalf. Takes care of every need. It isn’t His will that we suffer but He knows that our health and maturity depends on it.

We didn’t set out to adopt a child with special needs. No one who gives birth looks to have a child with a disability but we all love our children just the same. We fight for their care, we look our for their needs and we long to know what is going on inside of their minds.

Our God wants that for us. He wants to bless us with His presence. Trusting Him with our thoughts draws us closer to Him in faith. 

We love our Princess. She has brought maturity and faith into our lives. We have naturally drawn closer to our God. The Coffee Guy says “I know Jesus hears us when she is around!”

With her arrival has been laughter and tears but always,


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