Found this on the fridge this morning.
Well, this is it – we’re going public. Yes, we’re trying again to adopt! Yes, I’m well aware that I wrote back in 2010 that we were done with trying to adopt. I believe that was the right decision at the time, but as with many things in life, the Lord sometimes shifts gears.
The purpose of the site is pretty straightforward: we’re trying to share who we are and open a little window to our lives to somebody looking to place a child for adoption. If you believe we might be the right family for you, please contact us!
If you grew up in this culture, it is very hard to get a biblical perspective on motherhood, to think like a free Christian woman about your life, your children. How much have we listened to partial truths and half lies? Do we believe that we want children because there is some biological urge, or the phantom “baby itch”? Are we really in this because of cute little clothes and photo opportunities? Is motherhood a rock-bottom job for those who can’t do more, or those who are satisfied with drudgery? If so, what were we thinking?
Motherhood is not a hobby, it is a calling. You do not collect children because you find them cuter than stamps. It is not something to do if you can squeeze the time in. It is what God gave you time for.
– Motherhood Is a Calling (And Where Your Children Rank) (originally quoted by Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve) [Read more…]
In my blog post on teaching Sunbeams, I mentioned some advice that Shirly gave me at the outset:
“Get down on their level to talk to them.”
At the time, I quickly found her counsel to be wise indeed. The children generally responded favorably and engaged with me pretty positively (with a few notable exceptions that you’ll have to read about in the post). But it has only been recently that I think I understand why it worked well. [Read more…]
As I mentioned in my bio (scroll down to #8), I’m presently serving in the nursery at church. I actually just started a month or so ago, so I’ve only been a couple of times. Two Sundays ago, I had an experience that reminded me of one of the things I look forward to about being a father. [Read more…]