In the craziness of the last 2 weeks we totally forgot Eyob's Gotcha Day. That, in the adoption world, is the day you pick up your child and get to be together forever. It was on Sept 21st. We've had this little treasure for 2 years. Now I can say, WOW the time has gone fast. I can't even hardly express in words how amazing this guy is. Just walking into a room he has the ability to bring smiles to everyone. We've had some serious illnesses in our family in the last 2 years and he has always been able to make that sick person smile. He is a welcome distraction. God really knew what he was doing when he gave us Eyob. He will eagerly tell me dozens of times a day how much he loves me and how I am the best mom. Boy do I need to hear those things right now.
I remember hearing a sermon once on "missing out on God's blessings". If we do not listen to Him when he is telling you something you could miss out on an amazing blessing. God had been telling me since I was 16 that adoption was something that He wanted me to do. When we got to the point of adopting there were so many roadblocks in the way. But deep down I knew we needed to persevere. If we had taken the easy way out we would be totally missing out on this amazing blessing.
Adoption is something I am so passionate about. If you are at all thinking about it please look into it. If it seems to much work just take it one step at a time. I read somewhere once that there are millions of orphaned kids out there. Can you imagine? Growing up without a mom and dad to love you, to shape and mold you, to just be there for you. I know it can be overwhelming but God did not call us to an easy life. Here in North America we are so used to a comfortable life that the idea of adding another child to our lives is unthinkable. To me leaving millions of children orphaned is unthinkable. In hindsight I wish we would have started when we were younger but then we would not have Eyob. We were in the process of adopting another child but with Rachel's cancer we can't even wrap our brains around it. We are so absolutely blessed to have our 5 children.