Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Titus 2 Tuesady - Wrapped in Love

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Today my thoughts are drawn to a sweet friend, Nikki. She is someone who just exudes joy and faith. I have known her and her family now for a few years. We were pregnant together for a brief time and I have greatly enjoyed watching her family grow. They have three adorable little boys.

Recently, my husband and I were surprised by an announcement that she and her husband made: they are being led to adopt! They are walking this adoption journey in faith, trusting that God has a perfect plan for their family and for this sweet girl who will be becoming a part of their family.

While I have known other families who have gone through adoption to ensure that they would have a daughter added to their mix; I can say with confidence that it is more for Nikki and her husband than just "making sure they have a girl." They are passionate about God's leading their family and they are taking each new step in faith. The love that God has already given them for this unknown daughter is beautiful and it is exciting to be able to be a part of His move in their lives.

It has prompted me to be open and seeking His will for my life (our families lives) even if the direction is different than I may have been expecting.

Thank you, Nikki, for sharing the journey with us and being such a beautiful reflection of God's love for each of His adoptive children!

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8 comments:

Billy Coffey said...

I so admire people who adopt children in order to give them a good life. There's such a need for that nowadays. "Wrapped in love" indeed.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

"Wrapped in love." I love that!!! :)

Side note: Is your MOPS group gearing up for this year?

Lora said...

Love wrapped in love
:0)

RCUBEs said...

That's one amazing act of unconditional love....just like God adopting us...Blessings.

Shayla said...

HEY GIRL!!!

I know! I have some RIDICULOUS blog design disease, where I feel unsatisfied with my blog presentation LOL

I am planning on leaving it "Coast Guard" themed :) I love using my blog as support for my boyfriend! and I am meeting other lovers of coast guard men by having it this way as well!!!

I can't wait to just slow down and CHILL for the next few days, I do plan on swinging by again and catching up on all your lengthy blogs :) You are lucky that I LOVE TO READ ...haha just kidding friend even if I hated reading I would still read your blog- you are THAT awesome!!!

I have missed you my friend!!!

Wrapped In Love said...

Thank you for this post, Shanda. I am blessed to know that what the Lord is leading us through right now is ministering to others as well. God has really changed the way I think about adoption in the past several months. It was always something I was open to, as I have two adopted siblings myself. But I asked him to show it to me the way He sees it and He is doing that. Adoption is so much more than getting a baby. It's a ministry and it is evangelism. I will have the chance to speak the Gospel into the lives of my daughter and her birthmom. I am praying that more churches cultivate a culture of adoption and encourage their members to open their homes to children in need. We Christians say we don't want people to abort, but where are those babies supposed to go if their moms do choose life but can't raise them? We need to provide a place for those children to be loved. I am excited to be able to do that.

Wrapped In Love said...

Our adoption blog is at mixedwithlove.net if any of your followers are interested in checking that out.

Random Thoughts Tracy said...

Truer words could not be spoken! Nikki demonstrates Gods amazing beauty in her faith!! I so excited to see HIS story unfold in her life!!