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Adoption Evokes Compassion

I feel like I’ve been a bit negative lately in regards to our adoption.

While we are still tired from the waiting and my words remain true, there are so many good things that come with adopting. I believe that this adoption has made each of us more compassionate, and the growth has been most evident in Raeca.

At least once a week she asks me about kids with no mommy or daddy.

She tells me that she thinks her brother or sister are crying for her because they miss her.

She asks me about kids without houses or shoes.

She talks about the clothes she will share and the toys she will give to her brother or sister.

She will tear up when asking if she can go get them soon.

All this from a three year old who I don’t think can even fully understand what adoption is all about. Her compassion is an encouragement to me. It reminds me of one of the verses on my list of 20 days of praying for my children from Colossians; β€œclothe her with the virtue of compassion.”

I love how it is referred to in 1 Peter as a tender heart:

Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy,
brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind.

1 Peter 3:8

Yes, adoption may be a long and hard journey but it is already worth it.

P.S. There is still a little time to enter the Once Was Lost giveaway!