"I will not leave you as orphans. I will come for you!" John 14:18

Our hearts have been burdened for a baby girl in Ethiopia....follow along as we go get her!

"I will not leave you as orphans. I will come for you!" John 14:18

Saturday, January 22, 2011

One week....and what I most want to say...

Our Audra Grace has been home for one week tonight....and it truly feels like she's always been here.  She's just a perfect little fit.  The transition for her has been so easy...she is so happy and calm all the time (except if she's hungry!  then she turns into a little siren!) 

I am so thankful for how God formed our little family together.  I was thinking the other day about how all my babies are little miracles...Micah and Caleb - twins!  What are the odds?!?!  Grant - pregnant with him 3 weeks after a miscarriage!  What are the odds?!?!  And Audra Grace - given by one mommy for another mommy and daddy to love and care for when all she could do was love.  All my babies are miracles.  

We have tried, in our adoption process, to make the cause of the orphan known. I firmly believe that ALL Christ followers are called to care for orphans in some way, shape, or form. [I believe that Christians could solve the orphan problem if we would just respond.] But I deeply hope beyond all hope that more Christians will respond to welcome the orphan into their family and call them "my child". I pray you'll go all the way. I believe that some of you are called to adopt, and I hope you will. I hope you will trust God with your fears, the finances, the barriers. I hope you will say "yes" to one of the most amazing journeys you could experience in life. I would wish adoption on anyone. It has changed the core of who we are and we are so thankful for that.

Here are a couple of sites I like that refer to caring for orphans in scripture....orphan adoption is not just "so sweet" or "so lucky for your little girl"....it's a biblical mandate.  It's not something we did b/c we just thought one day "hey, you know what might be fun......???"  It's a calling and I hope many people listen.


I'm not sure how much more I will blog now.  I just really don't feel like a "blogger"....but I have enjoyed documenting this little journey for our baby to one day look back on and get just a little picture of what her mommy was thinking.  It's been fun and I am so blessed!!  Thanks for following along!


  1. preach it, sister! i couldn't agree more - let's pray our lives open doors to others who will answer the call...

  2. Hey there! Thanks for stopping by the blog and giving me tips on the flight home with our little guy. The formula thing is a great idea and not one that we've though of, so thank you!! I'm so happy for you all to have your sweet girl home. What a blessing and I can't wait to experience the same joy very SOON :)

    PS - Feel free to send me your packing list if you don't mind. I definitely want to make sure we have all our bases covered!!! mrsleslisweeney {at} yaho0.com. Thanks!