I hate this template and all the rest of the "free" ones. My darling husband needs to stop watching Lost and help me get something on here that I enjoy!!!! I am growing so envious over other's blogs that I feel like I am back in high school! (Good Lord, never again!!!) This is so not helping me.
For complaining's sake, I am going to come up with a different name. I googled, "Please excuse my mess" and found too many versions of that for other's blogs. hmmmm.....
This is not helping sanity or sanctification thus far.
My life has been greatly defined by adoption. I joined my family by way of adoption in 1981 from Korea to CA. Then in 1999 I became an heir to God's eternal kingdom by way of spiritual adoption while sitting on a dock at Bass Lake. And in 2004, during my unplanned pregnancy, I took time to contemplate adoption for my child. I did not go through with it, but instead I have been blessed to raise him with great joy, but that short time enlightened my entire perspective on the matter. Adoption reared its bittersweet head again when my husband and I decided to adopt our daughter and 3rd child. Now being on the another side of adoption my view again has been greatly widened.
It is due to these adoptive experiences that I have taken a great interest in the care of orphans around the world. This interest is something that I am hoping to grow into action more and more. (See James 1:27 "Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.")
To God be the glory!