Thursday, November 10, 2011

What a Beautiful Gift!

It would be an understatement to say that our family is just blown away by the amazing gift that was given to us thanks to JD, Debra, Tia and Josh, along with our awesome God.

This spectacular blog post has been read, re-read and re-re-read since it was posted yesterday.  The pictures and words elicit so many different responses from the everyone in our home. We lift up a chorus of, “Awwwwww!” at some of the pictures, we giggle at others and some make us tingle. 

The words combined with pictures touch our hearts and cause us to have to mop our faces with tissues.

Personally, I am just in awe.  I look at the path that our Creator has laid out for our family so far and I feel grateful and, in many ways, unworthy. 

I can look at various points since that wonderful day in June 2009 when we clicked the “Sponsor This Child” button on the Compassion International website, and it is so clear to me when God has nudged me along and shaped me into an advocate for these children.  So many times, I would hesitate on one thing or another, only to have that pull on my heart grow so strong it was impossible to ignore.

The whole experience has been incredible and full of gifts.  From the indescribable feeling of being used in this way to the unmistakable love we have for our families around the world, these are gifts we treasure.

(Lord, I don’t really feel as if I deserve all of these gifts, but I just thank you for blessing us with them. We know that every good and perfect gift is from above.)

This morning, I am again pouring through the pictures provided by JD and company. 

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Love, love, love.

Thank you, Lord, for these amazing gifts!