The Long's

The Long's
Wind River Ranch - where our journey to Chazz began!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Radical Requests

Pastor Brock hit it straight on the head this morning!  It is amazing how God works like that.  Many of you know that this adoption is to get a little guy in Hanna's orphanage.  I say little, but he is actually already 7 and most likely will be 8 before we have a chance to get him.  He is older than Hanna - by 3 months - and has been in the orphanage his whole life.  He has a hearing impairment and ear deformity.  His adoption will most likely not be easy.  We'll have to try to teach an eight year old English and help get his earing fixed or at least made better.  We'll also have to get him into school - an all English speaking school.  It isn't ideal.  This is where God has led us.  He's led us to This child.  He's telling us that this is Our son, that we need to bring Him home.  Yesterday I saw some absolutely beautiful babies waiting for families in China.  One little one if particular is gorgeous.  I went to bed last night asking Jerry if we should just get a baby.  A baby would be so easy.  A baby would learn language easier.  A baby would make bonding easier.  A baby would not have to get to school quickly.  A baby... I love babies.  I would take a baby in a heart beat.  Then God entered again to reiterate what he's been telling us for 4 years.  Let loose on your grip with adopting a baby - let loose on what you think your perfect child is - let loose and listen to Me.  God has a plan and I was trying to take the easy road.  Just like with Abraham who was willing to sacrafice his only Son to follow and listen to God.

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