Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Something that has been troubling me....

I have had many many people come up to me and ask about my girls. You know the typical, where are they from ect., ect..

And then they always end with; "if we only had the money, we would adopt to"

Well, you know what? With each of our adoptions we started out with next to nothing. Hope's adoption was planned, we had most of what we needed and prayed for the rest. Grace's adoption was not planned and we also had exactly what we needed by the time Kerry traveled. That's not to say we had the money, because we didn't. I sewed myself sick that year to help raise the funds.

And then came Rachel, our sweet baby girl. We had enough for her home study and first set of fees. Through fundraising and the genorousity of other's we made it through.

I would also like to add that it's amazing what you don't miss when you don't have it. For instance, those extra things laying around the house, how about a garage sale, a hidden talate you have, how about selling things on Etsy or ebay? And cable tv, who needs it? A home phone? Yep, most have cells now, who needs an extra one on the wall?

Just by giving up a daily coffee at the coffee shop you can save money. So what I am saying is, You can afford adoption.

I can't imagine our lives without our three youngest girls. Most people say they are lucky, to them I say, "no, we are the lucky ones."

Religon that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.
James 1:27

Just some "food for thought"


Faith, Hope, and Love said...

Amen Desiree...Amen!! If God brings a little one to your heart...He will also bring what is needed to get them home. I've seen it happen so many times... and even lived it. It is simply amazing!

Love you!

Lori Printy said...

Recently I have started to challenge people when they make that particular comment to me. I have friends who have new cars every two years and a couple vacations a year and dinner out every Saturday night. It's not money -it's priorities. I'm ok with having another priority just not the sanctimonious "I would if I could" line. It is a self soothing cop out. If adoption is in your heart, miracles can be made.

LedaP said...

Leaving Wednesday for the one we couldn't afford and never planned, and definitely fundraised the majority of the costs for...

Leese Family said...

I was catching up on your blog today Desiree and I have to say a big...AMEN!!! God provides and its important for us to decide what is an actual "need" and what is well worth cutting back. I loved this post!!!