Saturday, July 24, 2010

It doesn't make sense!

Does it make sense that we would adopt an infant of another race with a future of unknown medical needs? This was the same year that David broke his back and spent 2 weeks in a hospital, 3 months in a back brace, didn't work for 6 months and I wasn't working.

No, it didn't make sense!

Does it make sense that we would travel around the world to adopt a little girl of another nationality with a congenitial heart defect?

No, it doesn't make sense!

Does it make sense that we would fall head over heals in love with two little girls when we could be thinking about an empty nest in the near future?

No, it doesn't make sense!

Not only does it not make sense to the rest of the world, it doesn't make sense to us either! The only think that does make sense is that our heavenly Father has shown us a way to take and He has taken every step with us, leading us and providing all we have needed.

Francis Chan says,

"Having faith often means doing what others see as crazy.
Something is wrong when our lives make sense to unbelievers."

We know that there have been many times that our friends and family have thought we were "out of our ever lovin minds!" But, we desire to live our lives fully surrendered to our Lord whether it makes sense or not to the rest of the world. Sometimes there are days that are just plain HARD and frustrating, but we wouldn't trade one of those days for the chance that we might have missed these precious sisters loving life together.

Please take a look at the rest of these beautiful photos we had taken today in the right side bar of my blog. We think the photographers had great subjects to work with,
but we think they did an awesome job as well!


Lori said...

Love that quote by Francis Chan! That one stood out to me as well when I read Crazy Love. The sad thing is...adoption often doesn't make sense to other BELIEVERS, not just nonbelievers! Sad.

GREAT photos! Your girls are stunning!

You are so blessed, friend!!

connie said...

I LOVE Crazy Love and that particular quote! I've already read Chan's next book "Forgotten God." His plans don't make sense, but aren't they amazing?!?

Jean said...

Love the quote from Francis Chan! I love not making sense to the rest of the world! I love loving the Lord and following his direction even though it doesn't always make sense!! And I love it that their are others doing it too!

Beautiful Photos of your girls!!