Tuesday, 19 August 2008

Adoption...

I just spent a good half hour, at least, catching up on my friend Ms J's blog (my blog is giving me errors so I can't make her link easy, but if you go to www.inourownweirdway.blogspot.com you will find their story there). She and her husband have adopted a gorgeous little girl from China and I am totally over the moon for her. Please keep her and Dr J (her hubby) in your prayers, and send up some special prayers for their Lil Pumpkin too, please! The adjustment time is very difficult for all of them, and she could use some well wishing too.

And reading her story made me realize, again, just how especially blessed Robin and I are to have been able to adopt our little Sugar Booger. Ms J reminded me just how special adoption is and how blessed we are to have been granted this, the biggest, most precious gift we have ever been given!

Just last week I was reading an article in one of the million baby magazines littering my living room while My Caramel Pancake was sleeping, and one of the articles, written specifically focused on Adoption in South Africa, said that in the entire Western Cape region of South Africa, only ONE white baby has been adopted in the last four years! And then I look at Sugar Booger and think "How on Earth did we get her???" There is really only one answer to that question: it is God. It is all Him. He is the reason our family is finally complete. Mind blowing!


7 comments:

Josephine said...

Hey Char, It really is amazing to think how well it all worked out for you guys. I also hope that it will all continue this way. You really have been blessed.
Missing you guys loads

My Goodness said...

Amazing...you are so blessed!

JamieD said...

She is a blessing . . . and a beautiful one at that!!

Carla said...

It is amazing. Wow. Amazing to think "we're the one family."

Adoption truly is a miracle. It's beautiful and special...and so many words.

Stonefox (otherwise known as Heidi) said...

Wow, when I stumbled onto your blog and saw "adoption," I had to stick around and read your post. It is certainly a God thing your little one is with you. Isn't it awesome? We got ours from China in May. The Lord has taught me so much about HIM through this experience. Just awesome.

Ms. J said...

Hi Char . . . I am honored (HONORED!) that you would salute my crossing into motherhood this way!

I have been and remain in complete awe of the way God has worked to bring this very baby into your and Robin's lives, in just His perfect way.

I will never stop marveling at how people will try to congratulate us by saying "what a lucky baby!" As you and Robin know (like Dr. J and I), our babies are NOT lucky . . . it is WE who are lucky. And oh so blessed.

Carla said...

*smooch* I gave you an award on my blog.

I agree with Ms. J just above me...I can't get over how many people tell us that Katie is "lucky" and I try to explain how it is US who are the lucky ones.