We have been very encouraged by many friends family over the last few weeks as we have been working on getting things ready for our home study and preparing for our next step with Adoption by Shepherd Care (Colombian Processing Fee). Several loved ones have already contributed to our Love Makes a Family Tree piece and others have shared words of encouragement and affirmation. It is so nice to see and hear these things!
If you know anything about Kevin, you know he has a skill set in most things related to construction (example, our house). Kevin was able to do a project this weekend for a family who needed some home improvements. The family knew that we were not intending to profit off of the work he completed; all of it would be going into our adoption expense account. They generously reimbursed him for his work at their home. Additionally, Kevin’s brother Chris donated a whole day of work to help Kevin at this home, for free. Chris helped Kevin to finish the project in one weekend! (Thank you, brother)! I asked Kevin if the work was tolerable…he said, “For Selah, it was.”
Today, we received a precious, precious letter, card and donation from a lovely woman who we have never even met (in person). She shared with us her story….one that was so encouraging and hope-filled that it moved me to tears as I read it. Decades ago, she was a very young birth mother and she chose to place her sweet baby for adoption. Now, it appears her life has really come full circle as she is supporting others who seek to provide a family for those who are in need of one. Friends, isn’t this the kind of life that Jesus calls us to when we identify ourselves as followers of Him? When we have a little, we share it. When we are faithful with a little, we can be trusted with so much more (Luke 16:10). What a blessing it was to receive this today and I pray that she knows the impact that she has already had on us AND on a sweet face waiting for us in Colombia.
Coming up soon….a sneak peak of the Family Tree!