Our 2nd Gotcha Day

“One million reasons why, you shouldn’t even try.
After all you’re just one heart, a single candle in the dark.
And there are shadows here, feeding on your fears,
That you don’t have what it takes – who are you to make a change?”

“Whatever you do, just don’t look back.
Oh somebody needs the light you have.
Whatever you do, just don’t lose heart.
Keep on pushing back the dark,
Keep on pushing back the dark.”

Yesterday we celebrated our second “Gotcha Day”, the day we were reunited with our kiddos abroad, able to take them home with us forever, not to be separated again.

The video above shows our adoption journey, which began June 2014 with our first hosting trip.  Two years, four hosting trips to the US, and three international trips to Eastern Europe later, and we can FINALLY say THEY HAVE A FOREVER FAMILY! It wasn’t all easy, there were some heart wrenching decisions and tears, but every single second was WORTH IT! I can’t imagine life without these kiddos in it.

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I want to encourage you to pursue your dreams.  Live without regrets!  Take that leap of faith!  JUST DO IT!  Whatever you have been given, use it.  Whatever your talents are, employ them.  Whatever you are dreaming about, GO FOR IT! Don’t let fear stop you, fear is a liar!


And just when you are ready to give up, just when you feel you can’t do it anymore, remember these four points I learned from a sermon about where faith takes us…


–  to the point where we need to make decisions that involve BIG RISK

–  to the starting point of long journeys

–  to the point of waiting for the impossible

–  to the point of giving everything you have


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(song and lyrics are from “Pushing Back the Dark” by Josh Wilson)

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