Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Last Call For Luke

This may be long. I have been thinking about what to say on this blog since it be will used one more time! Not that it ever gets read! My words are never as eloquent as I would like for them to be or express how my heart really feels. And I have sooo much that I would like to say about how I feel and how we feel and why in the world we are doing this again??!!?? Being placed in the "crazy" category was never really a life goal of mine but neither was having seven children. But things change. And lives..and hearts..and even goals. And I am so happy that they do. See, when we started Cate's adoption, it was pretty much still about us. Cate was a cute little girl with a very manageable special need. But our family began to change a little. We began to have this overwhelming feeling that we should be doing more. That we are here to do a little more. We felt like we have been blessed with so much, and we knew that we had the room in our home and hearts for another child. And then another. And another. I know that some people just can't imagine. Because they tell me. And I understand that too. Because children can be hard and time consuming and expensive. But when they say that God does not call the equipped, He equips those He calls, they were not even kidding. I remember sitting at my computer in China when we were there with Cai. Her special need was feeling quite overwhelming and we were actually surprised with a need that we were unaware of. Greg was here at home and I remember wondering how in the world were we going to do this? But we were given a peace that surpasses all understanding. We have seen answered prayers and healing and a love and peace that only comes from Him. It has had absolutely nothing to do with us. So, the newest member of our family is a beautiful little boy who we have named Luke. He is in an orphanage in the same province that Cai is from, but his orphanage is about six hours away. I promise to post his picture here soon. We would love your prayers for Luke and for our family as we travel this road one last time.


Carla said...

OHMYGOODNESS!!! Yay for you!! Yay for Luke!!! I am so excited for y'all!!! Can't wait to see a picture of him!!
What a blessing for everyone! Love, Carla
Oh, and keep blogging so we can keep up with your journey!!

Nicole said...

I am so excited for you guys!!!!!! I totally understand the comments ...I get them everyday. But I have to say when I walk away I really feel sorry for them because they have not allowed God to led their lives they are still leading their own.
Maybe we will get to travel at the same time and finaly meet!!!!
Can not wait to see pictures! I am secretly praying that this is the little guy that I think it is :)

Tina said...

OMW!! Awesome news!!I I am so excited for you guys!!! Send me a pic!! Heck send me an EMAIL!! OR come visit me this summer!!! It will help the time go by faster till you bring Luke home!! ROAD TRIP!!!


Lilly's Family said...

I loved reading this Kim - even if I talk to you every day and know your heart! I must say I laughed - out loud - when I read "on this road one last time." He he! How many times have we both said THAT before! We'll just see about that : )

Sharon said...

So happy for all of you and I'm with Jan, even though I talk to you and text with you frequently I just smiled...and shed some happy tears...for all of you when I read this.

God is so good and what a blessing Luke will be to your family! He is already so very loved!


Melissa said...

How exciting! I can't wait to see his picture. I am so glad you are using your blog "one last time". I keep checking every so often just to see if you have any updates. I love reading your blog. So please undate as often as you can.