Thursday, January 1, 2015

My Word for 2015 is HOPE

When you tell someone they have value an amazing thing starts happening.  HOPE infiltrates every part of their life. 

God placed the word HOPE in my heart yesterday.  Immediately after a picture popped into my head.  This is my sweet Jacob when we accepted his referral 6 years ago.

This is a picture of Jacob they day we first met, four quick months after we decided to make him our son.

Do you see it?  Someone invested in Jacob.  Someone told him he had value.  He was wanted.  Jacob was given HOPE and he started to thrive. 

Now fast forward to 2014.  We saw a picture of a little boy who broke our hearts in ways we never thought possible.  A little boy who was told he had no worth. 


Then someone invested in him.  Someone told him he had value.  He was wanted.  He was given HOPE and he started to thrive.

In just 15 days I will travel to meet our two newest sons.  The first thing I will tell them is "They are wanted and they are loved". 

My word for 2015 is "HOPE".  I don't know what that is going to look like but I do know that God has placed it on my heart this year to #behope and #showhope to others.

Won't you join me? 

1 comment:

  1. Hi, I found your blog through RR and also saw Julia post about your family. I donated today. I don't have words to thank you enough for your efforts to bring these boys into a loving home. God bless you and your family.

    Sue - Wisconsin