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Not Done?

Yesterday I came across a video on a blog I read called Kate Conners. It was a video about adoption.

Before I get into what I wanted to share… take a few moments to watch the video below.

That video is such an evidence of the blessing children are! What is even more evident to me is how powerful and amazing adoption is.

I am 29 years old… and have been able to give birth 4 times… to 4 beautiful amazing boys… I am so thankful for that! Thankful for the experiences of being pregnant… although not easy at all… and labor is far from a simple task :) – but a blessing none the less… I know so many who cant have children and I know what a burden it is for those who desperately want to… yet never will.

After Reed was born…. Travis and I both started to feel as if my time for “birthing” babes was coming to an end. Even though I am not even 30 yet… the pregnancies have gotten very difficult physically for me.

Even though the joy and sweet feelings of pregnancy were there “at times” – the task as a whole was exhausting… especially with other little ones to tend to.

So Travis especially is thinking “we’re done.” – but… and this is such a weird thing to say…. especially since a few months ago I would have never thought Id feel this way… but for some strange reason, I feel we aren’t done.

When I watched the above video… I cannot help but feel a tugging in my heart to adopt. The world and really even loved ones may think I am a complete nut… but the idea of a large family seems just right… According to society though we “can’t afford” what we have… and therefore shouldn’t even have any more… and while I think its important to be wise with what the Lord has given us… I also know He gives us a peace and a desire in these areas, that despite “what may not look right” to the world… may be exactly what “is right.”

I joke with Travis saying “its the one way I can guarantee a girl.” HAH… but really… Id take another little boy in a heart beat. Having 4 boys is A LOT… and there are many days I am completely overwhelmed and “done.”

More often times than not though I look at my children and am so thankful the Lord has blessed us with so many… They really are a blessing….

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Can’t you see us adopting twin sisters and putting them into that bundle of boy love? :)

Ezra & Evie

I posted about this not to long ago… but my dear friend Casey is in the process of adopting 2 sweet babies from the Congo! Their names are Ezra & Evie.

She has lots more about these sweeties on her blog… but I wanted to post real quick bout a Best of Photography Gift Basket she is giving away. FULL OF AMAZING goodies.

Heres an idea of what it includes:

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All the proceeds she raises goes straight toward paying for this adoption process.

So check out her post about this Photography Basket – and see how your small donation can not only make a huge impact, but possibly get you a basket worth 100′s.

The gift you give will be such a blessing to their family, so even if you didn’t win – its worth doing any way.