Jan 7, 2009

Ethiopia on my heart


Everything is starting to blurr...time is whipping by, we are practically counting the seconds until we grab those bags and plop ourselves on a plane heading toward Addis Ababa, capitol of Ethiopia. There, 2 blocks from our hotel (The Union), is a tiny little baby girl (8 months old). God has been preparing her heart, we've asked Him to send her dreams of us, beginning the bonding process before we even step into her life in the physical. How sweet to hear her 5 year old brother, King Bonkie, bow his head and pray to his Father, asking for dreams for his wee sister, dreams of us holding her and kissing her, so she won't be afraid.
Our hearts are at perfect peace, because we know the Maker of the Universe, we also know His only Son Jesus and because of our relationship with Jesus, we have the Holy Spirit filling us and directing our every breath. We know that our God is BIG, we know that He ordained this adoption since the beginning of time. You see this was His idea, his plan for not only my life, but for that Little Beauty in Ethiopia, who He is now preparing for us.
The kids are excited, daily they have prayed for her.
Pirate Jacky is knitting wee squares like crazy, as she wants to bless her newest sister with a warm hand made covering of love. Each of the squares is unique, each has been lovingly prepared and prayed over by our sweet 17 year old daughter. A labor of love, but really this is what adoption is all about. Adoption is work, adoption is faith in action, it is taking God at His word and we are walking it out in the physical, believing that commiting our lives to James 1:27 is not only blessed by God, commissioned by God, a real way of putting our faith out so the world can see, and God can be glorified.
Did I say we are excited? WE are and we sleep in peace and rise with thanksgiving on our hearts and lips.
Won't you consider adoption? Ask God, let Him open the doors, don't let excuses or time stand in your way, don't say I can't afford it (who can?)-there are so many who need a family; who wait in orphanages or in the foster care system. They want to be loved, they want to know they have worth, that they are not a mistake, that God loves them and has a plan for their lives...won't you see if God wants your life and your home for His purposes ?
James 1:27 (Amplified Bible)
External religious worship religion as it is expressed in outward acts that is pure and unblemished in the sight of God the Father is this: to visit and help and care for the orphans and widows in their affliction and need, and to keep oneself unspotted and uncontaminated from the world.

15 comments:

Velvia said...

Hi Kimmie!
The wait is almost over! I can only imagine how full your heart is today knowing that the culmination of this long wait will be a precious baby girl in your arms. I will be praying for you and your family!
Love, Velvia

Stephanie said...

God is amazing! We are praying for your trip and everything that surrounds it! And we can't wait to read your accounts of meeting your baby and Ethiopia!

Shonni said...

Kimmie
I am very excited for you!!I can't wait to see your pictures! I ask now for God to go with you each step of this journey!

Electric Daisy said...

Yay! It's almost time, what joy!

Luke said...

Still excited about the trip! Woo-hoo!

~Luke

Amy said...

I know I haven't been around in a long, long time, but want you to know I have and will continue to pray for your journey. I am so excited for your whole family and can't wait to read and see pics of your trip.

In the midst of all our trials and pains we know that God is great!!

Alexandra {{Awareness Warrior}} said...

I'm so excited to grow up, so that I can adopt! I live to hear these stories and to help them end the stories with "...and they all lived happily ever after" I'm so happy for you and pray that you're journey will, too, have a fairy-tale ending!

Lovella said...

Kimmie, I got your sweet little card today .. thank you so much, I loved seeing your loving handwritten words.
I know in my heart that there will be adopted grands in our future. . .already my heart prepares.

Amy said...

And I am SO EXCITED for you!!! Praying for your family! Amy

living4Him said...

Hi Kimmie,

We met through H & K's blog. :-)
Blessings on your upcoming
trip to meet and bring home
your daughter. You and your
family will be in our prayers.

We look forward to hearing about
your journey when you return.

randi said...

I am so excited to see your little girl! It is so close and I imagine that the wait is getting even harder. Prayers for you!

Could you send me your address. Again. I am a flake and I don't write things down. Sorry.

BittersweetPunkin said...

Hi Kimmie..I keep coming by and lurking...I feel like an expectant mother myself!! May God Bless YOU and your family and I will hold you in my prayers!

Hugs,
Robin

julie said...

I am so thrilled for you. Can't wait until you are home so we can see a few pictures.

I will be praying for your safe travels.

God Bless,
Julie

Diana said...

I pray these last few days go by quickly for you. Before you know it, you'll be on a plane to Ethiopia. Thanks for the heads up on the bible study.

Diana said...

I pray these last few days go by quickly for you. Before you know it, you'll be on a plane to Ethiopia. Thanks for the heads up on the bible study.

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