It Changed my Life...

ADOPTION. There has been nothing more challenging, nothing more rewarding, nothing that has helped me to grow... in EVERY WAY... Stretching me to the max! ... as adoption has.

Adoption Day in Xian China, Aug 2006
I’m finally learning about true love. Love that goes beyond the natural. I’m learning about maturity (and how immature I sometimes am). I’m seeing my Father God in a way that I’ve never seen before. I get it now... I get it. I get what it means to be ADOPTED by my Daddy.

In Port Au Prince Airport
Bringing home our very sick little boy after
 2 1/2 years of waiting  9/2009

There’s no reason for Him to love me. But He does. And what did it cost to adopt me? It cost EVERYTHING to bring me home. A sacrifice. I was the lowly one who needed a family. I was the abandoned one destined to die because thats what happens when you listen to the world's lies about love and happiness.

First stop, Nemours Children's Hospital
So much pain :(  - Bonding time

But He paid the price, brought me home, and gave me not only true Love, but also a FOREVER family, and redeemed me from my destiny in this world... death.
Meeting for the very first time
Tianjin China 3/2011

So I really get it now. And I thank God for adopting me, and for a family I see everyday who teach me about an unconditional and sacrifical love that pulls us into eternity and save us.

Gotcha Lizzy in Guangzhou 3/2015

Romans 8:15-17

For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading to fear again, but you have received a spirit of adoption as sons by which we cry out, “Abba! Father!”. The Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, heirs also, heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him so that we may also be glorified with Him.


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