When You're Holding Onto Hope

When You're Holding Onto Hope

Most of the time, it’s easy for me to look at ugly and have eyes to see beyond, how beautiful it will one day be.

It’s easy for me to do this, because I know who Father is. I’m learning more and more of His heart. That it’s only in His character to do good and be good and give good. He turns bitter into sweet. He raises beauty up from the ashes. He redeems and rewrites and restores. When you know who He is, it’s easy to see past the ugly. Because when you walk in your true identity, a daughter knows her Papa will always rush in. He’ll come to the rescue. It’s just who He is, it’s what He does. 

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I Want to Adopt...What Now?

I Want to Adopt...What Now?

The question I get the most from so many people is, “So I know we want to adopt. What do we do next?”

It’s a loaded question. One a short little Facebook message or Instagram DM doesn’t have words for. So on this last week of National Adoption Awareness Month, I thought I’d share with you what I’ve learned through our experiences.

Please know, I do not claim to be an expert. Nor do I believe the ways mentioned below are the only ways. I am simply going to throw some information out to you that will hopefully give you a place to begin your own research.

After we knew we were ready to adopt, I literally typed this same question into google, and the results were extremely overwhelming. So I am going to try to break it down for you in a way that helped me understand best. Hopefully it will be a great beginning place for you to start!

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Ticking Time (And a JORD discount!)

Ticking Time (And a JORD discount!)

I have a thing for watches.

 

Unless I’m cooking or bathing my children, I have to wear one at all times. (See what I did there?) It just feels strange if I’m not wearing a watch. I guess it’s because it’s something I want to keep my eye on.

 

Time.

 

These babies aren’t babies anymore. They’re feisty toddlers with more energy that I could dream. And every morning they wake up, I notice something new about them that wasn’t there the day before. Even though it breaks my heart to know they are growing, it’s also exciting. Their personalities are being developed and Father has given me eyes to see their strengths and how to make them stronger. But He’s also entrusted me to call forth their gold.

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