Tuesday, April 14, 2009

He Knows the Time

Yesterday was my 28th birthday, and although I'm not an overly analytical person, I can't help but take stock of where I am in life at each birthday. Though I know that I am practically still a child, it did occur to me that I'm almost 30- which is still so young. But it sounds old. It seems so very adult.

If you know me for any amount of time- probably about 2 days- you will hear a couple things about me. First, you will know that I am adopted, and that this is a tidbit that I really enjoy about myself. I share it openly because I know that this fact allows me to share about adoption. And that leads me to the second thing that you will learn about me in no time at all. I am passionate about adoption.

The general population is pretty ignorant about adoption and the dynamics of it. The need for people to adopt is not really known or thought about. Adoption is one of the truest human examples we have of what it means to become a child of God. Adoption is an answer to abortion. Adoption is a beautiful option for any family wanting to build a family.

My husband and I, from the time that we were dating, have wanted to adopt. We also thought that it would be nice to be done having kids before we're 30, but so far, God has said, "Wait." And wait we shall.

With all this in mind, I felt the longing to build our family yesterday morning. I was thinking about how I was 28, and in 2 years is that 30-mark. I thought about how we're in a position where we just can't possibly start the adoption process. As my daughter sat next to me, I just heard these words come out of my mouth:

Norah, do you think God will let us have another kid soon?

Maybe you could ask Him. Then He might let us.

I love how simple things are to a four-year-old. Yes, we will keep asking. We will keep praying. And if He asks us to, we'll keep waiting. We will trust in His perfect plan. For He knows the time.


Family of 5 said...

WEll, first off, Happy Birthday Friend!! :) I hope you had a relaxing wonderful day! You deserve it!

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday Kelly! Ah, adoption has been branded into my heart! I have always wanted to adopt internationally and as soon as we get into a house and settled... well then we can begin to discuss it. Jason does not have the same passion as I do about this, but I believe that God will work in his heart. He gave me this longing and I don't think it's for nothing. But we will see. I can only pray for his will. Your testimony to how positive adoption has benefited your life only encourages me more! Have a blessed birthday... that totally already passed, so just have a blessed day today!

-bethany < 3