Saturday, April 9, 2011

What is it about adoptive parents that love each other so much?

I just read a post from a family that has been in Ethiopia for 85 days waiting for their adoption to become final.  On a daily basis I anxiously come home to check their blog to see the news of the day...some days they posted...others I'm sure were busy...some days they were upbeat...other days very sad about their long stay away from home.  But all the while, they shared and loved on their baby twins and waited as patient as possible to get the news they had VISAs to come home.  Well today, the news was posted....they have the VISAs and can come home!!! 

Here is the thing I find amazing, I've never met this couple, they live in Lexington...and we were connected through email gosh... probably almost two years ago when we were both considering the Nepal program.  We lost connection when we left that program ...and then later when I checked on their post I learned they moved to the Ethiopia program. for now, we've only connected through her blog, and stories, and my comments on her blog. 

What is it that bonds people through adoption?  Is it the ups and downs, the waiting, the deep desire to have someone to go through this process with (other than your family).. it's great to share stories and know that we're not alone.  Adoption can be so challenging and's not for the weak heart, that's for sure.  It takes determination, patience, and a lot of faith!  But we know this....God loves orphans. 

Father to the fatherless, defender of widows — this is God, whose dwelling is holy. God places the lonely in families. Psalms 68:5-6

We are so thankful to God for bringing this family home.  We know in all things there is a pupose, and we are thankful for his protection and provision for this family.  We also thank him for this time they have had to, bringing home twins!  I can't imagine how hard that will be to have TWO little ones at the same time!  But we know God is good -- and we're so happy for the Mullins. 

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