"By adopting a child and helping them reach their potential, they help us reach ours. An adopted child is not an unwanted child; to the contrary. They are a child who was searched for, prayed for, cried for, begged for; received by arms that ached, making empty hearts full. Love is meant to be shared." Author unknown

Monday, October 17, 2011

Church family's love...

Yesterday, our family saw one aspect of what it is like to be a part of the AUMC family. 

What is a church family?  I'm sure it is defined somewhere on the web but this is a portion of what would be included in my definition:

It is a group of people who become connected because of their love of Christ and shared worship together. Even more than that, they are children of Christ who step up to help and show the love of Jesus to other church family members, even to members they don't personally know.

Yesterday, our family was in awe of the number of people from our church that stopped by our adoption celebration.  For 2 hours, we shared our journey and thankfulness of their support and prayers. We are so very blessed to be apart of such a wonderful church, one who supports us and doesn't question if we can handle it.  They know that God is with us and that he lead us down this path; therefore, he will lead us through the ups and downs we will face, as any growing family does.

For those of you who showered us with love and support yesterday, thank you.  We appreciate all the clothes, books, stuffed bears, blanket, gift cards and encouraging words we received.  We also thank you for sharing your wishes for each of the boys' 100 Wishes quilts. What comfort and love they will feel, when they are older, knowing that they were so loved and thought of before joining our family. You have helped to make this journey a little easier.  Your prayers are appreciated, over the next few months, as our family faces many changes. We can't wait to share these children of God with you.

In Christ's love~

The Yummy cakes!!!!

The much appreciated gifts we received...we were overwhelmed with the generosity of our church family.  THANK YOU!

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