Friends of Orphans and Vulnerable Children

Friends of Orphans and Vulnerable Children
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Friday, October 3, 2008

My alma mater...

...hosted the vice presidential debate last night. My time at Washington University is plenty of years ago and 800 miles away, so it was fun to see various shots of good ol' Wash U.

Life has turned out to be very, very different than I ever would have anticipated. For example, I always assumed I would give birth to a few kiddos. God turned that assumption upside down. It has been our joy to give birth to Allison, to adopt Abby at birth in such an incredible and miraculous way, and to go around the world to bring Amelia into our family.

We have had our share of difficulties--many that I wouldn't recommend--but I wouldn't change things. God has used joy and sorrow and loss and redemption to begin to make of me the woman He has in mind. He has truly brought me out of captivity, may I always praise Him.

When the Lord brought back the captives to Zion,
we were like men who dreamed.
Our mouths were filled with laughter,
our tongues with songs of joy.
Then it was said among the nations,
"The Lord has done great things for them."
The Lord has done great things for us,
and we are filled with joy.
Psalm 126:1-3

1 comment:

Kari said...

Fun to see Amelia in person today after following your blog. Here is our blog
I can't wait until we are back with our child(ren?) and can start living life with them!