I get this question so often it is beginning to bother me! It usually comes from a person that has made completely different life choices than us. I am guessing they couldn't imagine themselves doing it or they wouldn't want to do it. It's probably both!
That comment doesn't exactly boost my confidence. I feel like the opposition(Satan) would love to put negative thoughts into my head "like maybe I can't do it" or "maybe we shouldn't do this" and "because our family looks different from other families than their must be something wrong with us". He would love it if we didn't serve the Lord. If we didn't love the children and bring them home. He (the opposition) uses unsuspecting friends and family for his own gain by casting doubt on those that are serving HIM.
How are we going to do it? I 'm not quite sure how we will do it. I know we cannot do it on our own. But I do know someone that can do it- our Lord! Believe me we will be praying our way through every moment of "it" and putting all our trust in HIM.
I think I would be more worried about how we will "do it" IF I had a complete plan. Why? Because things never go as planned and we need to be ready to make necessary adjustments as the twists and turns come our way. We need to be flexible, "trust" HIM and see where He leads us!
When I tell people we are adopting 2 new treasures from China I usually jump right into "and we probably will be adopting again after that, too". Why do I say that? I shouldn't have too, I don't owe anyone more information on our family choices. I think I do it so that the shock of having 6 treasures is nothing compared to how many treasure we may have. It's probably a bit of a defense mechanism on my part. Or maybe I am trying to surprise them before they surprise me with their response.
So my answer today is I don't know how we will do it but we feel confident and comforted that with HIM we can do it, and we can do it well! The Lord will not let us down, HE will keep his promises and HE will be with us every step of the way.
When I get a little nervous and think "Oh My" I just scurry on over to your blogs and I see that you are doing "it". I see your faith, the joy your children bring you and the joy you have from serving him. I see how you lean on him and he carries you through the tough times. It boosts my confidence- I think "hey, they are doing it, we can, too"! This must be why I enjoy reading your blogs so much! I feel like I am watching God in action! So thank you friends, for sharing your stories! You help us on our journey!
Anna (4.5 yrs) and her BFF Scarlett (2.5 yrs)
Ellie - the witch!
Sarah - the cat!
Emma - the ladybug!
Anna - the butterfly!
Our Girls! Katie did the make up and went trick or treating with the little girls!