...from Jen Hatmaker (author, blogger, speaker and parent).
It's funny and authentic and so valuable for those walking the road of international adoption...or really just walking through anything because of valuable nuggets of truth like this:
Anything worth fighting for is worth fighting through, and adoption is one of them.
You don't have to be a miracle worker; that has always been God's territory. You just have to be the ordinary disciple who says yes.
Lord willing, someday Ryan and I will hop on a plane and fly thousands of miles away....or just get in our car and drive a couple dozen miles....and we'll get to experience (again) the wonderful, beautiful, miraculous and sometimes excruciatingly hard journey of adoption. We have no doubt God is calling us to stand in the gap for orphans--whether they are across the ocean or in our own backyard--and become a family to the fatherless.
Once you've read the article, share it with someone you know. Even if you aren't adopting, you probably know someone who is and we all need to know how to support friends who are growing their family through adoption.
And while you're at it, if you want to read another passionate post on waiting...and adoption...check out this one written prior to bringing her adoptive children home: http://jenhatmaker.com/blog/2011/07/06/fighters