One more post today and I'll stop

Can you tell I am so excited I can't do anything but think, talk, type and blog about adoption?? O.K. I have finished another book that was recommended to me called A Treasury of Adoption Miracles and it was a great read. It is different stories and the true miracles that occurred in them not to mention the miracle of adoption in each of them. The last story is the author's story and she addresses a couple topics so well that I just have to mention them here.

She states.....People ask us about the transition. "How do you bring children into your home who have nothing in common with you?" "You have different skin colors, different cultural understandings, different languages - even different food preferences. We tell them with much prayer. You see, we knew going into this adoption that we would have different colors, countries and cultures. But we would have the same Christ and that, we believed, was enough. It was enough at the beginning, and it remains enough now. More than enough.

Our primary heritage is found not in our ancestors or family genealogies or birthplaces but at the cross, in Christ alone.

She then mentions another story which I have now heard 2-3 times in the past month with slightly different variations but it is one I love so much....

There's a story often told of a particularly rough storm that came up one night and left a sandy beach strewn with starfish. The next morning a child walked along the shore, stopping every few feet to pick up a starfish and fling it back to sea. An old man watched the child and finally shouted at him, "Why bother, son? There are too many starfish to make a difference!"

With that, the boy picked up another starfish and looked at it intently before heaving it out to sea. Then turning to the old man, he said, "It makes a difference to that one."

Karen Kingsbury ends with this - Adoption itself is a miracle.....Certainly our family has seen the starfish principle at work amid the miracles in our lives: Adoption makes a difference.

Please take just a minute and pray..........pray for the orphans and pray to know if you are being called to adopt.....you might get a surprising answer.


  1. i love that book too!! jeanine told me about it. love karen kingsbury! your bookshelf looks awesome! starfish story is so sweet...can you tell i'm hooked to adoption blogs too...i haven't missed any of your posts today;)!

  2. With a full heart I say AMEN! I am so glad the dossier is finally on its way, and to hear a friend echo the sentiments I have held in my heart regarding adoption...well you have no idea what a blessing that is to me! Your family and the Phillips are on my prayer list posted above my washing machine (where I am DAILY!) so know that you are being lifted up as you jump through these hurdles to bring your baby home. Love you!