I have never been one that has really thought much about down syndrome awareness month, or national adoption month until this past year. You know I have always loved kids with special needs and always wanted to celebrate who they are but never gave much thought about advocating for these precious lives in such a specific way. In fact for such a long time I really had no idea about what kinds of circumstances these orphans lived in in other parts of the world. But once I heard there was no turning back, my heart was broken THe Lord's heart breaks for these orphans and so does mine. So, now as it seems to me that everywhere I go I become a broken record about these helpless children sitting in orphanages half way around the world. I defintantly tell Nellie's story over and over again. I think by telling the story over and over that maybe just one other families hearts will be broken by these children.
Okay, I keep having these up and down days. Who new how lonely this process was going to be. I am taking it all in stride and not letting it get me down. For one I never never expected that people would be against this. I completely don't understand. I don't have to understand but I pray that hearts are changed. I think that this is why I will never never stop advocating. After our Nellie is nestled in the midst of our family I want to make sure that I love and support other families that go through this process. I pray for those that are thinking about adoption to step out in faith and do it. I know the road isn't easy but it sooo worth it.
I will continue to be a broken record for these children, I will continue to ask others to advocate for these children, and I will always try to be a voice for children who have no voice.
We are ordinary people following a calling from God, and we are about to be blessed with the cutest bundle of joy.