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)


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! :)
Love, Darcee

Lindsey said...

Congrats on your new sibling! So great!