Saturday, December 4, 2010

Drawn from the Water

I can't believe I haven't blogged in so long. It's almost like I am having so many emotions each hour, I don't know where to begin!

I am profoundly joyful to be bringing home our daughter. One less orphan in the world and one more spot filled in our family table. She is SO welcome here.

I am profoundly sad to leave be leaving Sitota and Carter at home. I will miss them so much and I am worried about how they will do without me for so long. I reconcile this pain by remembering that the only reason I am leaving, is to spare another child from a lifetime of this kind of grief.

I am profoundly inspired to share with other families the message that they, too, can participate in the miracle of adoption. Really. Tell me what is holding you back- I can guarantee I have had that thought and may be able to help you through it. I'd like to share this beautiful video with you. Once you see it, you will be responsible. There are countless ways to help orphans. Countless. But don't rule out adoption. It is not for special families. It makes you special.

Please watch this.

"It Began with Bale" from Drawn From Water on Vimeo.


  1. Congratulations on bringing your daughter home! We have just had the privilege to bring our daughter home too. Our daughter is Bale and she completes our family! Our church helped start Drawn From Water, and I could not get those beautiful faces out of my mind. I am so glad that we took the plunge and filled out all that paperwork and trusted God with the finances. It was almost a one year process from beginning to end. And I secretly hope we can adopt again one day! When you have time, I posted our adoption testimony video on my blog. There are so many from our church adoption domestically and internationally. It is God's heart!

  2. Oh yes, I have been following your DFW website and watched your video- such good work! So inspiring! There is such a huge message here and I love to spread the word. Bale is a cutie pie!