Followers

Blog Archive

There was an error in this gadget

Search

Loading...
Friday, May 21, 2010

Calling All Men !!!



Here is a post for the men out there (not that any are reading, but hey it is worth a try) ... I would dare say there are millions of women with a desire, longing, and ability to answer the call from the Lord to adopt and you are saying NO ... Can you imagine 100,000,000 children being CHOSEN ... having a family !!! I can ... I have seen the change in a  man's eyes and heart when he says YES ... 

I know because my sweet hubby Scott said NO to the first adoption, he said NO to the second adoption, he said NO to the third adoption and he said NO to the 4th adoption, but God told HIM to say YES and he did  ... 

He had all the fears, he had all the concerns about finances, he had the questions about whether he could have enough time for another child and on and on and on ... but the bottom line was he knew how much I felt the Lord calling us to be obedient to God's mandate to care for the least of these and this was our way !!!  He agreed and we walked this journey together !!!  He will tell you the blessings far out weigh all the FEARS ...  A teacher's salary is enough w/ the Lord, the time in a day is enough w/ the Lord, you can love this child w/ all your heart when you know the Lord, you won't be alone on this journey w/ the Lord !!!

I am so affirmed by my sweet hubby ... Is life busy ??? You bet it is ... Are there days when he walks in the kitchen and I haven't had a shower, brushed my hair and look like a complete mess ??  You bet ya and yet Scott walks in and tells me I am beautiful !!!  Are there days when I want to throw in the towel from defeat because I can't get it all done in a day ???  You bet ya and Scott walks in and tells me what an amazing mother I am ... Are there days when 147 and Amazima have drained me ??? You bet ya and Scott walks in and calms me by putting into perspective how many orphans I have touched today w/ my efforts ... 

You see MEN you have the power, capability, and responsibility to love us like Christ loved the church ... Love all our flaws, failures, and fits !!! You can truly change the world by simply allowing us to LOVE the people God has called us all to love .... THE ORPHAN !!! 




21 kind words.:

emily said...

And this is number 1342053847382957 that I love you. I guess I should give Scott some props too- :)

Mom to 9 Blessings! said...

You are so precious!

Thank God for our Scott's!

Hugs sweet friend! Prayers remain for Maggie :-)

Love,
Jill

Tymm said...

I'm on board!

I don't think God really gives us any other options BUT to be on board with His plans and calls to love the orphans!

Thank God for awesome wives changing he hearts of men towards the least...

WHATEVER IT TAKES!

Lisa Kindred said...

my sweet friend......
so happy your little maggie is done with the surgery and recovering and being loved on by her amazing family. XOXO to her from this gang.

Loved your posts to the dads out there. there is nothing more excited watching God move men to walk along their wives in such a journey. You are quite a TEAM!!!

love and miss u!! LIsa

Are These Kids All Yours? said...

AMEN- from Jason!!!!

Jessi said...

I am going to have my husband read this. I felt God's leading early in the year to back off from talking about adoption as it was turning my husband off but recently I have felt a nudge to pursue this topic again with my husband. I loved your post. Thank you so much!

Kristi J said...

OH SO GOOD!!! It kind of goes along with my post tonight...planning on comin to see ya tomorrow :) kj

Mama D.'s Dozen said...

What an awesome post! Hoping that women will have the courage to pass it along to their husbands.

Just so all your readers know ...

... a teacher's salary can support 10 bio kids, plus 3 added through international adoption. Yes it can! With the Lord.


:) :) :)

Roger Bachman said...

Well, I'm waiting for the Lord to lead me to that special woman, if that is His plan. Thanks for the encouragement.

Charlie said...

Dearest Scott,
Do you have any fine young brothers,nephews or cousins (24-30!) that you would care to send across the ocean to Australia for me to marry? It would bemuch appreciated!

Yours sincerely,
Charlie :)

Andrea said...

Thank you! I have forwarded it to my hubby...perhaps this is the 'burning bush' he needs? Blessings!

*Given Much Mom* said...

Amen!!!!!

Jim and April said...

LOVE this!

Kim said...

I will be sending Tyler to this post!
Love & Miss You!
Kim
P.S. My Prayer Warrior Matthew is asking for some Maggie news!

Julie said...

Thanks for this encouraging post. Right now my husband is saying no, but I have great faith that he will say yes very soon.

Beth said...

W*O*W!!! That is exactly what I've always wanted to say but couldn't put it into words! I will be guiding my hubby to your post when The Lord tells me the time is right!

Team Bedzyk said...

Yeah, Gwen! Love this blog. My husband also said no- to any kids. Seven years later, we have adopted 3 from Russia, and any day are expecting a referral for our 4th. No one in his family or his friends can believe this is the same man. He is the best father ever. Only by God's hand did this miracle happen!

connie said...

So glad precious Maggie is doing well!
I'm so blessed to be married to a man who seeks the Lord...even when His plans seem C.R.A.Z.Y.!
Blessings, Friend!

Jewels of My Heart said...

Oh how this speaks to my heart...... It took years of prayer for my hubby to say yes to each of our children.... for the very reasons you spoke of. But praise the Lord! God is bigger than his NO's...... to the mommies in waiting.... I say..... JUST KEEP PRAYING! God can move mountains!
Thank You Jesus!

praying........
mmmmmmwa!

Faith, Hope, and Love said...

Amen - Amen - Amen!! I have watched God change the heart of my hubby for EACH adoption...thru prayer.

I am praying for your sweet Maggie!

Love and blessings,
Robin

JenB said...

Love this! Am so thankful that my husband said YES when God told him to!