Friday, March 25, 2011

Called

It isn't because the timing will be convenient,
or because we have our house under control.
We haven't tamed the chaos,
and we still aren't sure how we'll manage college.

We also have some other concerns,
especially on maintaining a house that is calm,
and collected,
and content.

Still, we've wondered if our family is complete,
and we feel compelled
to yet again consider
a little one in a far-off country.

It is simply because we are called.
Called*...
And, yes, we must be a little crazy.

It is because, by the grace of God, we can
and because we are talking about a child.
A child who needs our care,
our compassion,
and to be cherished.

So last week we wrote the first check.
We're making the connections,
and signing a few contracts,
and planning our third trip to the Asian continent.

We can and we are called to help one more precious child in China.


*And whoever receives one child such as this in my name receives me. -Matthew 18:5

*Religion that is pure and undefiled before God and the Father is this: to care for orphans and widows in their affliction and to keep oneself unstained by the world. -James 1:27

4 comments:

kim said...

thats great. I admit I feel called to enlarge our family as well. I would love to adopt. I think its in our future one day.

KHM said...

Pssst: - yes, your crazy. So are we. We have PreApproval and are slogging through the paperwork. How strange it would be if we end up in China together again!

Nikki said...

KHM-- I'm so excited for you, Mr. M and JJ! What wonderful news!!! We have just begun the process and hope to take our time this round (the last round was only 10 months). We are just in the process of doing a homestudy update, then we will move forward with the other paperwork. While I hope it is not the almost four year wait we had initially, I do hope we have a little wait.

KHM said...

Humm - I have not set up a blog page yet, but we started in January . . . and so far the FBI has rejected my fingerprints, lost my fingerprints, rejected my fingerprints . . I am now in the dreaded name search process. I was thinking we go in October (or I go, not sure yet) but who knows. Take your time, we could still be there together!

Are you with our old agency again? there is some reason to get your stuff in to China by October.