All tagged Adoption

Disrupted by Grace

I am sure we have all had those moments in life when things are going smoothly, and then all of the sudden you get news, and it changes everything. It can be big news (wedding proposal, pregnancy, death, job change, etc.) or it can be small news (a child wakes up earlier than expected, someone is running late, you have run out of coffee in the house, etc.). It really doesn’t matter what the news is, all of the sudden all of your plans change.

Why We Adopt

Last Saturday we had a fundraiser here in Edinburgh for our adoption. We raised just under £1500 (that’s about $2000). It was a fun night and pretty amazing to think about. After that fundraiser we find ourselves one step closer to bringing Grace home. We only need to raise another $23,000. It is always amazing to think about how many people have come on board to help out with this adoption. We are blessed to have great friends and family surrounding us through this journey.

The Ball is Rolling

The ball is rolling. Thought I would try and keep you all updated. I know some of you are more familiar with the adoption process than others. Please bear with me as I try to give you some sense of what the process looks like, where we are, and what is next.

Hope against Hope

In hope he believed against hope… This is how the Apostle Paul describes Abraham’s faith in Romans 4. In hope he believed against hope. The phrase has been with me a lot these last few days. As I think about what the future holds for our family.

Expect the Unexpected

My Mum and brother recently visited us from Australia. Last Monday evening we were having our final meal together as they were catching the train back to London early Tuesday morning. As we were saying our goodbyes and Cam closed the door behind them, he turned to me and said “have you checked your email?”. Well no, I hadn’t, but that question made me head to my email for sure… and this is I what I read…

Fathers and Sons

The past couple days I have had a bit of time to think about being a Father. Calvin is at this really cool age where he is learning how to do different things. He is getting independent and yet at the same time loves cuddling. He wakes up in the morning and wants to cuddle with mom. At bed time, he wants me to cuddle with him after having read a book or two, prayed, and sung a song. He just wants to cuddle. Yet, between waking up and going to bed he is very much on the go and active. He wants to do everything and he wants little to no help in doing it.

Our Great Salvation

As I was putting the blog together last week, I noted that Galatians 4:4-7 had more going on in it than just talking about our adoption and the privileges that we have because of it. This week, I thought I would look at another of the aspects. It stood out to me as I read the passage.

 

Adopted as Sons

What has caused me to think these last couple of weeks is that Christ's incarnation opens the door for our adoption. Obviously, part of the reason that that truth has been so striking to me these past few weeks is because another anniversary of Calvin coming into our home via the process of adoption has come and gone. As I reflect on his adoption into our family and the adoption that we have obtained because of Christ's work, I am dumbfounded.

 

Adoption Journey

We have two weeks until we arrive in Scotland. I’ve been telling people that though I know there is a lot to do to get this little family all packed up into six suitcases, I am actually feeling rather frozen. Every time I muster up some packing time, I find myself staring into the abyss, twirling around in circles, exhaling ten big sighs, and then promptly sitting myself down on the couch. Ok, slight exaggeration, but the abyss and the couch are not too much of a stretch.