Fundraising update and Christmas reflection

It's been almost a week since my last post and though I'm always sorry when I can't post at least twice in a week, I have a GREAT reason! I've been crazy busy stamping and beading for our necklace fundraiser! We've sold 33 necklaces so far and I have three more to stamp tonight. I'm so thankful. I'd love to make it to 100 sales before our adoption. I'm praying!


Does anyone else feel like it is too soon to be Christmas? I don't know if it's the warmer weather or the fact that Christmas is on a Sunday this year, but I cannot wrap my mind around the fact that Christmas is only two days away. In my mind it's still October.

With Christmas so suddenly approaching, I've been thinking a lot about this little boy we're pursuing. I wonder what his Christmas will be like and how it will be celebrated. I pray his nannies give him lots of love and kisses. I hope he laughs with them. With the other children in his orphanage. I wonder where his birth parents are... if they are living. I wonder if their hearts are heavy.

Lots of questions and only one answer: to pray. I pray that God will wrap his arms around him and bless him with a strong sense of both peace and hope. I pray that Christ will whisper in his ear, "They're coming... your mom and dad... they're coming."

And I pray with gratitude because I am blessedly assured that no matter what, God's got this little boy and He will use his life for His own glory.

That's the point, after all. The point of adoption, the point of family, the point of Christmas, the point of life. Not doing good, not raising a child, not giving gifts under the tree, or warm family moments. Ultimately the point is God's glory. And, as John loves to say, ultimately nothing will rob God of his glory.

Gloria in excelsis deo!

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