In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps. Proverbs 16:9

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

It began at 14

It's been over a week, since the last referral, so I'm hitting the "bummin' zone. Of course, last Friday when my kids were CA-RA-ZY, I was thinking that I really am not in any huge hurry to add three to the mix. When the numbers stop moving, though, I get a little sad. So, while we wait for more referrals, I'll tell a little more of the start of our adoption story.

I think I was about 14 years old when the stories about the Romanian babies were hitting the news. The babies were pretty much just left in their cribs all day long to take care of themselves. I remember asking my mom if she would adopt one of them and I'm pretty sure she thought I was kidding. At that time, I was pretty sure that I would adopt when I grew up. So, there we have it. The very first step that has brought us to this point. There are about 2 more steps along the way, but I'll save them for other days where nothing is happening. I'll try to spice up the next post a little with some pictures of step number 2 toward adoption, so please come back. Until then, have a great day.


Sharon said...

I've been enjoying reading your last few posts. I, too, started having a heart for orphans in high school after hearing about all of the Romanian children in mom says that's when I started doing every research project and paper about orphans. Isn't fun to see (years later) has God has been working in our hearts?!

Sharon (another IAN mom)

Alissa said...

wow how powerful those new reports of children in need from years ago. These stories and pictures still stick in your head and heart. I also remembering watching this and saying i would adopt when i get older,