Thursday, July 21, 2011

Who's missing at your table?


Their finger prints are everywhere. Their little feet touching my hardwoods and moving themselves at a slow pace up and down our home. Falling and having someone come to their rescue and help them up just like the Lord used them to help me up. Their smiles a constant reminder of how much the Lord loves me.
These two are a healing of my heart. When the Lord took William out of our life He knew these two would need me, would need us, but I did not. The peeling away of a new life is painful but now their little shadows  take up residence down the hall from my room. They have brought with them a love so deep and so true that I can hardly have enough of them. The healing of my heart tied so closely with their presence. The Father's love so freely given to me through them. The healing of losing a baby and getting to love again. Getting to love these precious girls is a gift. Adoption is a road less traveled yet there are so many babies that need a home and there are so many who need the love of a baby.Yet they refuse...  refuse to open their home, their wallet, their life...I'm just being honest. They refuse to travel out of their comfort zone.


So they go on believing that someday a baby will appear or when things get better financially or when they get a bigger house when......when.......never. They listen to the world whisper in their ear that adoption is too hard and the bills too high. They listen to relatives who tell them it will never work. They keep their ears
tuned to the deafening sound of the noise that the world loves to throw out there....they keep telling Him to wait.
  

Adoption has changed our lives that's for sure but without first giving up the life of a precious son named William I could not experience the love and gentleness of Josie and Ellie. I had to do hard things with the Lord first. We had to go against the world and all the lies and let God guide us through the maze.
Adoption is hard. The road is long but it is  do-able. So many have bought the lie that everything should come to us easily and without much effort and that's simply not the truth. Pregnancy is filled with hard days, long nights, and a certain dying of self..Adoption is not much different.

Children are a blessing.. not just healthy children, black children, white children, but just simply children...are a blessing.

Who are you missing at your table?
I'm so thankful that these two are sitting at my table sharing my food,
sharing my home, and I'm sharing with them the love and mercy of a Father...


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18 comments:

Mrs. Stam said...

This is a beautiful post! Adoption as been on my mind and heart, for a while now, but I feel so lost, I don't know where to look, how am I suppose to get in a place that our family could enjoy more blessing?

We have been blessed with 3 daughters and less then 4 years, and are leaving the size of our family up to God and will welcome more blessing with open arms and heart.

So I know I might seams strange that I have adoption on my heart, I think that each child are a blessing from the Lord and that we ought to be taken care of the fatherless and teaching them about the Lord.

I don't know I'm just rambling, I feel I need to do something but yet do know what yet, leaving this into prayers!

Have a blessed evening
Renee

Jill Funkhouser said...

They are so cute! Thanks for leaving a message. We are bringing home 2 kids under 2 from Ethiopia. My email is funk50@charter.net
Jill
www.campfunk.blogspot.com

Mama Hen said...

Robyn, beautiful post and beautiful girls!

mamamargie said...

Beautiful! We have five adopted kids and are planning to start another adoption journey soon. So happy to see others who have done the same.

mosey said...

Incredibly beautiful post. Adoption is no easy road but the incredible little body at the table is beyond worth every last bit of work, heartache of waiting and even grief of loss... I wouldn't trade our journey for the world. Thank you for sharing so eloquently!!!

Sammi @ Stormy Hen Creations said...

What a beautiful post!...and a BEAUTIFUL family. My husband is opposed to adopting (he thinks he is too old to start again)...BUT I don't think that lets me off the hook. Even those of us who cannot adopt can help support those that ARE opening their homes through financial support and PRAYER!! I have a friend who is stepping out in FAITH and adopting AGAIN (2nd adoption in a year)...She did not/does not have the money for this adoption, but she KNOWS that God WILL provide. I'm sharing her blog address for those that would like to read her story. (I hope you don't mind!!!)
http://bringinghomezeke.blogspot.com/

Wife to the Rockstar said...

I LOVE this.

smallseven said...

I couldn't agree more!I especially can relate to the hurt of losing a child.( or children) with losing 3 in the last yr, and a half. Hoping and praying for a positive pregnancy test soon! Still hoping to adopt down the road as well. Prov.21:1

The Ferrill's said...

Who IS missing at my table?
I cannot WAIT to see! :)

Thank you God for the precious gift of CHILDREN....they teach, love, give...if only we will open the door.

Your baby girls make my heart sing!

Amy said...

Amen. Your family is beautiful and so is your heart. :)

Becky said...

I just have to tell you that your blog is such a blessing to me. It has been inspirational and uplifting and heart warming and comforting, and millions of other beautiful adjectives. Thank you for your example and your faith. Thank you for helping me to be a more patient mother... my home has been so much more peaceful sense I've been reading your blog and looking for more of the beauty of the moment.

Thank you.

Renata said...

What a beautiful post & an equally challenging message. Thank you for sharing your heart.
Your girls are growing up so much and are just completely adorable!
Have a wonderful weekend
Renata:)

Missi said...

Today at a restaurant Ezra pointed out that there were 2 empty spots and said we needed 2 more babies. We are open to adoption, specifically domestic, but aren't sure where to start, like someone else said. Do you just contact an agency? We aren't picky either- boy, girl, black, white, etc.
I've tried looking at all the kids eligible that are listed online and most seem to need to be only children due to heavy emotional/health needs. And sometimes I wonder if we'd get rejected because we don't have enough space for another person. (Of course, I KNOW we have enough space, but I'm not sure what a social worker would say. LOL) I have questions, Robin! Call me! 404-202-5558

Sarah said...

You have such a way with words, and your photographs are beautiful. So grateful for all of the little ones at our table. Praying for those who have no table to call their own.

Blessings,
Sarah

thecurryseven said...

Beautifully put! I was just telling a friend today that adoption was the most difficult thing I've ever done, but at the same time it has been the cause of more spiritual growth than I have ever experienced. If we had not adopted my life would have been flatter, would have less meaning. And I wouldn't have the two beautiful sons that I do.

And your girls are beautiful as well. I'm guessing they're very close in age to my own twin girls.

Thank you for sharing your family.

Anonymous said...

I wish I could say adoption is beautiful, but it hasn't been for me. I tried twice and both times it failed through no fault of my own. My husband and I eventually gave up and just had one of our own. We would like to try again, but don't have the money anymore to pursue it. So, that ship has sailed for our family.

Keri said...

What a Beautiful Post..for us..I think it may be a sweet little seven year old boy who is Autistic..Blessings to you all today!!

Keri said...

Just to let you know..I read it again and cried again....

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