Not sure if you know, but there is a website online where you can view the profile of children that are available for adoption called http://www.adoptuskids.org. There are pages upon pages of children that are looking for a loving and forever home; it’s a bit heartbreaking. All these children want is to have parents who will care for them and keep them safe. I check this website randomly to see who is added or who has been removed (I’m assuming they have been adopted, so hooray for them!). I seriously cannot help but to fall in love with all these children! I wish I had unlimited funds and a home large enough to adopt every single one of them. I know that sounds a tad bit crazy, but my heart turns to mush and full of so much compassion seeing all these children. Reading each child’s profile and questioning if they could “fit in” with us and our lifestyle. While reading every single profile, I smile when I find a child that would be perfect for us. The simple mention of LEGOs, and I imagine Jason building LEGO sets with the children. Or when the profile mentions the children want a home with cats; I smile because we have four kitties that these children can love on. I am reminded by a Bible verse, Matthew 19:14, “Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Even though I know we cannot give all these children a home, I know that they are in God’s hands. Jesus has his arms around these children. I truly believe that there are children out there that would absolutely perfect for us. I cannot wait for the chaotic household, where we are chasing after our children, telling them to get their homework done, to clean up their rooms, to stop picking on each other, to eat their food, to do their chores, etc. I’m sure I will complain and change my tone once we are in those situations, but for now, I look forward to those days. I also look forward to the cuddles, the sweet hugs, and comforting them if they get an owwie or are simply having a bad day.
On Saturday, we spent a couple of hours with our friends and their four children enjoying lunch and walking around the mall. Children are children and of course will act out, but I loved how great our friends are with parenting. They know how to handle their children in a calm matter and tend to know exactly what their children need (at least that’s how it looks to me). I couldn’t help but smile while watching different situations that would arise; imagining how Jason and I would handle those situations. I’m very grateful that we have plenty of friends and relatives with children around us, and that we will have plenty of opportunities to ask for advice from them.
As for the rest of our weekend…not much fun took place. We took care of things around the house such as mowing the lawn, laundry, tidying up, and then we did our weekly grocery shopping trip. We live such exciting lives! Haha It was nice to take a break from planning for our fundraising event, and just have some quiet down time before our lives get insanely busy the next couple months. It was getting to the point where I would wake up from my sleep with anxiety about everything that needs to get done. Whew! Just need to take a deep breath and breathe.
Until next time. xoxo