This weekend I was reminded that we have not really shared our story on this blog.
There are lots of pieces to how we got here, but today I want to share the "why" part of the story. In the past few months I have been asked a lot of "why" questions. Why that country? Why a special needs child? Why adopt now?
For me the journey started on Sunday, July 18, 2010. At the end of service, our pastor reminded us that the song we were about to sing, I Surrender All, was a song of action, and if we were not ready to surrender all, we should not sing it.
I was convicted and could not sing the song, and so I prayed that God would show me, not what to surrender but how to surrender. That week we were introduced to Reece's Rainbow. To make a long story short... God is teaching me how to surrender, and I am definitely a work in progress.
So, the answer to all the "why" questions is simple ...God! His call was to big to ignore. For me it was not just a call to adopt, it was a call to surrender. Adopting Grady is the blessing we will receive for answering the call.
Romans 8:28 "And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose."
I love this post from the Reece's Rainbow blog. While We Wait