Saturday, May 01, 2010

Adoption Day

Our celebration of adoption day is tomorrow. That is the day we set aside to remember that through adoption we were given the gift of two more children. Kathryn arrived in New York on May 2, 1989 and was flown to Washington DC, where we picked her up and brought her home. Over the years we have celebrated that day with her and hoped she knew that there is no difference in the way we feel about our biological children versus the ones given to us through adoption. Now we have Qavah's life to celebrate as well.

As Christians and adoptive parents we are in a unique position to understand how God loves us as His very own children, and His desire is to see us grow up and mature in that love. He provides the training ground through the circumstances in our lives and meets our physical needs as we continue to trust Him as our own children trust us. Once we were strangers to each other, but through adoption we are now in a lifetime relationship.

For all of the adoptive parents we wish you many more years of delight as you watch your children grow and change. And for all the adopted children we hope and pray that trust will continue to develop in your hearts not only toward your parents but in God as well. Through belief in Him, He has made a way for each one of us to be called "children of God."

How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! 1 John 3:1