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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Ray is going to kick my butt - otherwise known as the Adoption post

Last week in Church the sermon was on The Voice of God.  The basics were - what is God calling you to do?  I think everyone who reads this blog will attest that I am searching for something.  Searching...  I have all these thoughts and feelings that go on in my head and heart.  Poor Ray... he has to hear all of these.  Imagine - living with a wife who comes home on a weekly basis to tell you of her latest big dream? I must drive him bonkers.  And yet, he still loves me... God bless him. 

When the earthquake hit Haiti in January 2010, I was pregnant with Alexander.  I remember talking to Ray about adopting one of those children.  I remember it clearly. He said I was nuts.
There are a few kids I would just like to brush off their boo boo's and take them in.... In my profession, I see kids in need.  Ray thinks I'm nuts.
Last night I told him God was talking to me. Ray looked at me like I was nuts.

I finally told Ray that I feel God is leading us toward Adoption. Now.... how I imagined this in my head was something along the lines of other adoption stories (Here and Here).  Where Ray says, "I feel the exact same way!" And off we go..........

It didn't happen.  Ray is going to kill (not literally!) me that I put this on the blog.  He will use this as more evidence that I've gone off the deep end. I don't even want to adopt a baby... I want to be a home for those who really need it - older children that are passed by.

Ray says, "Remember last month? Our weekly visits on the helicopter to Hershey?"   Yes.
"What will you do with another kid then?" Well... that is why we should adopt instead of foster care.  With foster care you have to find certified respite foster parents to take the child if you are away. If we adopt, they can go where the twins go.
"You are nuts."  Probably
Can you pray to see if God says this to you?
"Yes. Can you pray to see if God tells you something else?" Ok.

My poor husband. Not only did I drop this idea on his lap last night, but now I'm blogging about it.

Want to weigh in? Who's nuttier?  You can say me.... I'm ok with it.

3 Comments:

At May 18, 2011 at 11:36 AM , Blogger Awn said...

Having a tender heart and seeking what God has planned for you doesn't make you nutty...well, not to me anyway! Ray sounds like he can handle your brand of nutty. =)

 
At May 18, 2011 at 12:46 PM , Blogger Alisha said...

Kristen, I so feel you on this. My heart has been soften towards adoption and the children in the 'system' since I was TEN yrs old. Srsly. I want to someday adopt, and people think I'm nuts because I have 7 children and would take/have more! So there, we're both nutty {idk if that helps or makes you feel worse, sorry} As soon as my hubby gives me the green light I know right where to go. I've prayed and planned for this. In the mean time, I've been dedicating time to help raise funds for a family that is adopting, and want to go forward with that ministry.
James 1:27 I hold dear to my heart.
So, I don't think your nuts ;)
xx

 
At May 19, 2011 at 12:18 AM , Blogger Amy said...

I think it's wonderful! Even being a single mom with 5 kids, I would have more in a heartbeat if I could, but I'm just not in a position to do it now. I think that when my kids get older and more self-sufficient, and we are in better living arrangements I might look into at least foster care. I have friends who have done it and they loved it.

I don't think it's nutty at all, and if it's what God is calling you to do, then by all means, do it!

 

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