Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Saying Yes

Throughout our marriage Adam and I have generally been quick to say yes to the direction we feel like we're being led. It helps when the first major decision you make as a couple is to move away from home to help with a church plant. (We had been married about a minute and were the ripe old age of 20.)

And so, we set the course for our marriage. We are getting ready to embark on our 12th move in 13 years, we once owned a conversion van...with no kids, we started an adoption process to only watch it end in failure, we are now in the middle of an open CPS adoption and we're ready for a call to take 2 or 3 more. This by no means makes us some special breed of human....really you could surmise from these few facts that we're young and naive. It truly is God's grace and mercy that has made each crazy decision we've made work out. And I'll even say He gave us these crazy ideas. We've said no enough times to know that yes is much less scary.


  1. Kelsey and I have been blessed by the default yes that is hard wired into your spirit. God is so pleased.

  2. We actually said no too many times lately that the calls have stopped. My husband was shocked that I said no since he would've said yes. It has been a disguised blessing since our 3-yr-old is now struggling with the quick changes in the home. Follow your heart and His lead.

  3. Ah..what a freeing experience yes is. As we first became foster parents someone I know and have come to respect gave the advice...always say yes then pray. We've now been licensed foster parents, adoption motivated, for a year now. We just took in kiddos #7&8 earlier this week, still have number #4, hoping to adopt her and her sibling which would be #9. We've learned so much, including that fostering is part of God's plan for us even though it won't always end in adoption (which is good I suppose because then by now we'd be parents to 9 with 1 on the way!). Sometimes we've said yes though internally we were really nervous and God stopped the placement before it happened. But one time, this one time, we were really nervous to add yet another infant to our home that already had an infant and...that was #4, the one we're hoping to adopt later this year.

    Anyway, thanks for saying yes. This foster mama is walking with you...