Saturday, March 29, 2008
Story of my Life by Gwen Oatsvall | Edit Post
Not sure where to start and I am sure when I explain what I want to do most of you will say I have had the same thought ... I have said a 100 times how I have been impacted by all of the adoption journeys that have been shared w/me ... I hold them in my heart and they shape me ... I have also been getting quite a number of private emails about people wanting to adopt but for one reason or another they have not ...
So here is what God is laying on my heart ... This is a big project and I don't know where it will go or ultimately what God will have me do with it ... but if you would like to join me and participate this is what you can begin doing ... (NO HURRY)
1. Write your adoption story in 1000 words or less (first names only no last names in story)NOTE :LETS FORMAT IT TO ME IN AN EMAIL S.OATSVALL@COMCAST.NET
2. Come up w/ one piece of advice for waiting families
3. Share one word of encouragement or advice on what you have learned once you came home
4. Picture of your family
5. Your favorite scripture
6. One fundraising idea if you raised funds ...
My goal is to put together a book ... I know this has been done before, but not from my blog family ... You have all inspired me to record this journey we are on together .... It may just end up being something just for me so that I can revisit your stories, it may be a tool that is used in churches to encourage fellow believers to get involved in the mission of caring for orphans through adoption or I may even try to get it published (wouldn't that be just God to help me bring my two home from Ethiopia this way) ... Honestly, I really haven't gotten that far ... I just know God wants me to do this ... So if you are willing please begin to gather your heart's story and I am currently working on a publishing release form ....
I think this will be a life changing experience for me ... I feel as if God is molding me each day into the person He wants me to be ... I am just sad it has taken me so long to listen ... Although I loved my 20s, I feel as if I just wasted them ... The 30s totally rock !!!
Love You All (P.S. If you don't feel like doing it please don't feel the pressure to participate)