Nov 25, 2010

A Sister? From Ethiopia?!? A Post by Gracie

In May I found out that I would have another sibling. That him or her would be from Africa. I was so excited, I thought 3 SIBLINGS!! Now November, we have done paperwork, rummage sales, trips, and made sacrifices.


Philippians 4:13 says I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

(It's on my wall in my room)


So I believe that God has placed a lot of strength in us and has made our family strong.


Ephesians 1:5 says he predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will.


I think since we have started adopting all of our family has grown a lot closer to him. Alex has been like a rope pulling us closer and closer to her and to him.

Every night at dinner this month we have been stating what we are thankful for; daddy and mommy are thankful for our family, me for family and friends, Delaney for Jesus, and every night Genna for ALEX!!!


Finally I want to share one of my favorite verses.

Jesus says my grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in WEAKNESS.


2Corinthians 12:9


That means to me even though the adoption might be hard, in the end our power in the adoption will end up almost perfect through Christ!

Thanks, Gracie (11)



4 comments:

Alison said...

Oh, Gracie, that was the sweetest post!! Love your heart and your love for the Lord! Hope that ya'll have a Happy Thanksgiving Day!!!

MamaMimi said...

Gracie, that was beautiful! Keep shining your light for HIM!

Darcee said...

Ooooooh Gracie, thank you for sharing! I totally enjoyed your post. You have a great BIG heart and I LOVE to see how Christ is living in you!
Shine on girlfriend! :)
XOX
Love, Darcee
www.rbabyethiopia.blogspot.com

Lindsey said...

Congrats on your new sibling! So great!