A few weeks ago John and I were asked to shoot an adoption video sharing our story as our church is launching a new adoption/orphan care/foster care ministry.
Wassthat you say?
That being said......however......there were a few things I was unaware of before shooting said video:
1. My voice sounds waaaay different out loud than it sounds inside my head.
2. My hair is supposed to be flipped to the other side of my head.
Apparently when I look in the mirror it is opposite.
3. Nobody's head should be that big and be displayed in front of a couple thousand people.
That's just wrong.
Wrong like donkey kong.
4. My hair is on the wrong side.
5. As soon as the camera turned off I thought of 500 more things that I should have said.....argh.
6. My hair is on the wrong side.
#7. We chose honesty.
I suppose we could have sat down that day and told a tale that the day that I brought the thought of adoption up to John he jumped in with both feet without hesitation and it was all unicorns and rainbows.
Then we held hands and skipped down the street together while flowers bloomed alongside the road and birds chirped overhead in perfect harmony.
But we didn't.
This was our story.
This was our
And to watch God
and breathe this all around us as we prayed and talked and prayed and talked and prayed and prayed and...
you get the picture
who at first thought I had lost my ever-lovin mind when I mentioned adoption,
began to have a passion for orphan care.
He began to love them.
He began to work and plan and adore two little boys he had never met an ocean away.
here we sit.
Two more plates at the table
Two more beds upstairs
Two more pairs of shoes by the door
and two little lives that will now know the name of Jesus and have a family all their own because
HE said go
and he said yes.
So if you dare
and you want to see our ginormica heads,
here it is.
(Just remember that in real life my hair is on the other side of my head)
To God be the glory, for it is great things He has done.