Tuesday, November 27, 2012

They said. . .

They said, "What about your other kids?"

They said, "You can't save them all, you know."

They suggested Nathan would have difficulties.

He'd always been the only boy.

He'd never had to share his room.

They said, "You need to think about the kids you already have."

Well. . . we thought about it.

And we took a risk.

Not just for us. . . but for our kids.

Last Saturday, Nathan, who'd never had to share his room, climbed an enormous tree

with his brother.

And Nathan said, "One of the best days of my life was the day we adopted Wenxin."



  1. I have heard similar comments from people as we begin this process, but I know we are suppose to adopt.

  2. Dana,
    This is a beautiful post and a beautiful picture. Thanks for sharing!

  3. The decisions we make do affect our children....but this is a beautiful one that will have a lasting beautiful affect. Inspiring indeed! :-)

  4. Yes, Carrie. It was a risk. And all of us -- kids included made sacrifices. But the blessing of having Wenxin in our family has far outweighed any sacrifice. Thanks for stopping by and for your kind comment.

  5. Congratulations! And yes, adopting changes the entire family. We fostered for a season, so I've "been there." It taught us all so much during that time. Blessings to you and your new God-sized adventure!

  6. How those words must have warmed your soul. I love this, thank you so much for sharing with us!

  7. Great picture, and what a blessing to hear that.

  8. what a wonderful story of love trumping reason. and that picture, gah. perfect!

  9. oh i LOVE this, friend. when we took in our two foster boys, we heard a lot of the same things. i'm so glad i didn't listen. i'm so glad i took the leap of faith. bless you!!

    1. Thanks Emily - You are the most famous person to ever leave a comment on my blog. : ) Thanks for taking the time to stop by.