Living Faith

Noah was surrounded by people who wanted to dissaude and detract him from following God's call in his life. Noah acted in faith to God's call even though what he was called to do went against common sense and the "rules". Noah ran his race with the intent to win. He did not worry about public opinion. We can look at Noah's life for guidance when it seems we are the only ones walking a certain path; running an only course. We are not alone in our faith. God will always be there to guide and help through life's many storms and trials. An active and living faith can at times require actions that may seem new and uncomfortable, but the rewards are eternal.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Soveriegn Jade...our Chloe

Chloe is our third child by age but the fourth child to join our family. She was adopted on 24 September 2010. With this adoption, we wanted to be able to participate more in choosing our child. We chose an agency that would allow us to petition for the child God laid upon our hearts. Chloe's referral picture was taken when she was 2 years old. A picture that was almost three years old when we spotted her on the waiting child listing. She looked sad and was said to be introverted, liked books and blocks. We are a family that loves to laugh, read and be creative. What a great fit we would be for her. Also, one more introverted family member would balance our the two extroverts we had in the family. More introverts equals a home that is quieter, calming and soothing right?

Chloe's personality was not only described to us in her report but her physical status was also described. Chloe's "special need" came second in our considerations. We knew we had to be comfortable with our ability to meet her needs. However, going into the this process for a second time we wanted to adopt a child that other adoptive families were shying away from. We wanted to give a child a chance who was running out of time. Little did we know the opportunities God would allow us to fulfill for this child of His.

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