No news on our adoption front. We are still waiting (some days patiently, some days very impatiently). In the meantime we are rejoicing to see God doing a great work of adoption through believers! Last month some of our good friends felt called to adopt a little girl from China and started their process! They are already fundraising and seeing God’s provision. Some of our other friends just brought their new daughter home from China a few days ago. Though they have many challenges ahead, she is bonding with and attaching to them at an amazing rate! Truly God is great. They have been sending pictures, video, and updates; and their little girl is so spectacularly amazing! What a joy it is to see God at work. I was finally able to add a link on the right side of our blog with a list of adoption blogs we follow. Please check them out and pray for these families!
While we are waiting for our baby, we are keeping busy! We are planning to have two yard sales this summer, and we are also still selling Just Love Coffee. But we are also up to more exciting things than fundraising. We are striving to make our family as successful and God-glorifying as possible.
In our culture, it is so easy for life to overwhelm us. Sometimes I feel that we spend most of our time being pushed along in a fast current, trying to keep our heads above water. I am tired of living this way, and I am certain that God wants more for us. There will always be situations and times in life that throw us for a loop. I am not talking about those; I am talking about those times in life when work, kids, church, activities, housekeeping, priorites, and a million other little things that you didn’t expect bombard you at once, when there are so many competing voices and issues that you can’t hear yourself think. In those times I often find myself settling for a life of just trying to get by, instead of pursuing the life of joy and fulfillment that God offers us.
When making our adoption profile, Jeremy and I spent hours talking and praying about what we believe God wants for our family. What does it look to be a Lynch? What are our main characteristics, priorities, and goals? Taking the time and effort to lay all this out in a document for our birth mother to read was one of the best things we have done! It helped us to really focus on what God is doing in our family and what He has called us to do. Unfortunately as time has gone on, many of those priorities and goals have gotten lost or set aside in dealing with the day to day.
And so Jeremy and I are now in the beginnings of a family overhaul, praying about and reviewing what our family needs to be, making plans to head that direction, and then (most importantly) following through with those plans! I know that this will be a long process full of lots of ups and downs, successes and failures. But I am excited to see what God is going to do. We want so much for God to use our family to show His love and glory to the world! I am going to try and blog more often, to keep you all informed and involved in this process. Please feel free to give encouragement and accountability.