The Hansel Family

The Hansel Family

Saturday, December 7, 2013

If I look at the one, I will.

If I look at the mass, I will never help. If I look at the one, I will. - Mother Teresa

Bob and I attended a foster parent orientation last night.  Some days we have no idea which direction this journey is headed, and so we explore the areas we feel called to help.  The need is so great, it's hard to know some times where to put our energy, and still care for our family unit now.

When we started this journey a year and a half ago, we really thought we were going one way: an international adoption from Uganda.  We thought we knew how it would go, had an idea of a time frame, and pictured our ideal family when it got to that point.

We've since learned that we have no idea how this will look.  And we are ok with that.

Our destination only involves stepping out in faith and being available.  The rest, is up to God.

The outpouring of support of our friends, and strangers to raise money has been humbling.  And keeps us moving forward and clinging to the idea that a domestic adoption could financially happen for us.  Without that help, we won't get there, which could lead us to other ways of caring for those less fortunate, and that's ok too.

The idea of being a home, readily available for children in our community on a temporary or permanent basis also intrigues us.

Our heart is for family, our own biological kids, adopted ones, or simply those that need to be loved on by our family for a short period of time.  We trust that God has the perfect picture of our family, and are encouraged by how he's revealing it to us, in His perfect time.

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