For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

It's All about Love,Love,Love...


Have you ever had to make an extremely tough life decision? Over the past few weeks we have been faced with just such a decision. This decision involves one special little boy and two families. It requires one family to love enough to place this little boy with another family, and it requires one family being willing to love him enough to raise him into adulthood. It all began with one family making the journey to China to adopt an adorable toddler. They were filled with excitement at adding a child to their family, and they began raising this child in God's love. However, as time went on, this family began to realize that God might just have a different plan for this child. Sometimes we do not completely understand the ways of God, and many times we still cannot comprehend it all. It is always our choice to follow as God leads. So, when I felt that familiar (Adoption) tug at my heart, I knew that God's plan would unfold in His time. Little did I know that God would lead us on yet another very uniquely designed adoption journey. So, with many questions, many different types of emotions, and with a joy and peace that only God can give, we felt God leading us to adopt this precious little boy. We stand amazed at the work of our Lord. He answers every prayer and cares for every little detail. His Love is greater than anything or anyone, and his love shines forth. This little boy is just so very special to all who know him. He is full of joy, full of mischief, and full of boyish spunk. He has a smile that will melt your heart, and a contagious laugh that can make you laugh along(almost until your stomach aches). It is the wish of us all that he will feel loved and experience all that God has planned for his life, and some day he will be able to understand the awesome plan that God had in bringing him to live with a new family.

With much joy, we are proud to announce our pending adoption of Levi . We will have to spend several months working through the court system, but we are thrilled to be adding another son and brother. We ask that you pray for our family as we begin life as a family of eight, and for the other family that chose to love enough to let go. It is all about Love...their love for this child...our love for this child... and God's love for us all!

10 comments:

Kim said...
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connie said...

Your love, O Lord, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies. Psa 36:5.
Our God's love is boundless, isn't it. And it manifests itself in so many ways. Welcome home, Levi. Our hugs and prayers for both families.
The Johnsons

Momma Hen said...

Yay!!!
Welcome home, Levi!
We love you, too, and can't wait to watch you grow...

Jill and Rick said...

We am so happy to be able to welcome Levi into his family. It was such a joy to see him already slipping into his role of the Smith family di di!

With love from the German's

Jill and Rick said...

LOL, Kim, it just dawned on me, you now should be "SIXChiliPeppers"!

Jill

Jill and Rick said...

Okay, LOL, I just saw the "+ one"!


Jill

blessedbeyondmeasure said...

I could not have said it better myself. It is truly all about LOVE!

From one momma to another-
HUGS!

tinacornelison said...

Kim just stumbled on your blog again and so tickled to see that you are now a family of six.

TinaCo another Dillon mom

Bebe said...

What an amazing giving spirit you and your family have! Having followed all of your adoptions from afar (and still waiting myself) I am in awe. Our God is a good God, and with a plan that doesn't always get revealed the way we want it.

Congratulations on your new addition!

Becky
LID 8/18/06 Dillon

Ann said...

CONGRATULATIONS! How busy you all are but oh how blessed! Our thoughts and prayers are for all those who have touched Levi's life and helped he find his way home to his forever family!
God Bless
Ann & Tracy