Monday, August 3, 2009

The Love of Adoption

Adoption means so much more than just taking in another person and giving them a place to live. It’s about loving a person as though they are your very own and making them a complete and unconditional part of your family. I believe that God puts a burden on the hearts of the people that choose to go this route and a love for a child they have never even met. I believe that these people will cry over this child before they even meet this little one and long for them to be in their arms. I believe that adoption, just like birth, was already been foreseen by God and that He prepares all the parties involved. I believe that the gift of an adoption is one of the most beautiful gifts that can be given to anyone.

My family has always sung the praises of adoption. When I was six my parents started their adventure into the world of adoption. When they started, I don’t think they ever thought they would be where they are today or even imaged going through the heartache and pain they have felt for each and every child that has crossed their path. But because of this journey my parents have chosen, I have three amazing sisters; Johnna, Ashley and Leigha. They all come with their own set of baggage, but at the end of the day they are still a piece of us. Though blood doesn’t bring these hearts together; the love of family and the dream of our parents is what make us all one.

Though I could talk forever about my family and our journey, that’s not what this post is about. I’m here to help a friend; a friend I have known for a while and have great compassion for. For a short time she was even my boss! ;) I see her heart and her longing for a child from a country she has fallen deeply in love with. She is inspirational and her journey is enlightening.

Angie and Clint Weldon have (since I can remember) had a heart for China. They long to have a child from this country and a little girl to call their own. They have started the process of this adoption and with that comes many costs. They are, however, trusting God to provide! I believe that I can do my part and help a friend by telling all you faithful followers of mine about this cause and asking you to join in and help them receive this amazing gift.


Head over to their adoption blog now and ready their story! Right now, they are even doing a sweet giveaway and you can be entered into that giveaway if you donate to this cause. You might have the chance to win a brand new Wii!!! Now… what’s the harm in that?!?!

This family is truly amazing and they have a great story! I hope that each of you reading this can see that, and will prayerfully consider sowing into this family’s life. Do whatever is placed on your heart and help bring completion to the vision they have for the Weldon family.

14 comments:

Emily said...

Adoption is close to my heart too...my father was adopted. I'm heading over there right now...

the weldons said...

lyryn, you are amazing! i am tearing up reading your post! thank you so much for all your kind words and for being willing to help us! thank you thank you thank you! you are such a sweetheart!

Elizabeth Marie said...

I have always, ALWAYS wanted to adopt...its so near and dear to my heart! Heading over to their blog now! :)

Thanks for your kind words, as usual...I'm keepin my head up :)

Ashley said...

Thanks so much for reading my blog and commenting! I really like your blog, I follow you now. :) Adoption is very close to my heart as well, as I was actually adopted as a baby and my brother was as well.

MissJody said...

They sound as wonderful
as you
are :)

kace said...

Love your blog! You seem like such an amazing, special woman who is a light for our Lord even through her blog! I'll be sure to head on over and check it out.

Brandi said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog. I love your blog. What a strong woman you are. God is good!!!!!

Fields of Gold said...

Such a well written post. I have so many dear friends of mine who have adopted/been adopted.

By the way, thank you for the sweet comment on my blog :0)

hopeful #1 said...

Thank you for your post! I'm so glad to read your blog. This post is just beautiful and I can't wait to read more about you...

Where My Treasure Is said...

What a beautiful post! I've learned so much about adoption from our pastor. He did a whole series about it and it changed our church!

God bless you!

kace said...

Hey I tagged you... check it out;)

Tellie said...

definitely going to check this out...I truly believe more people should look into adoption.

LYNDEE said...

so glad u found my blog cute little fam
ily u have, hope to chat more soon

the weldons said...

singapore?? that's awesome! who do you know in singapore?!
i just got a hit from Odintsovo, Moskva! crazy!
did you check your facebook? i sent you a msg last night. what do you think?