to be a mom.
My parents wanted me to be "something". My father found me to be frivolous because I leaned towards the arts. My art teacher told me to marry a rich man~ to support my art. ;o)
I am the income earner. I married a man, who wanted to be a father. Income provided by work provided by God. Not the person who's name is on the pay check.
And I really just wanted to be a mom. This was before I became a Christian at 22.
I was told I'd never have children at age 16. So I always knew we'd adopt.
But adopt special needs children? I had no clue how special needs children even came about!! When I was young these children were hidden or institutionalized.
Today I give God the Glory for teaching us ALL about adoption. For showing us that we are ALL adopted, by Him. Sinners, Liars, alcoholics, the list could go on and on. It isn't pretty and none of us are perfect. And yet God LOVES us with a LOVE like no other and adopted us as His own. and He treats us like Kings and Queens! Not the sinners we are.
He gave me my hearts desire. Many children. But they are not my children! They are His!
I Thank God for His willingness to share His children with me. And His great LOVE for them (and me); creates in my heart a desire, for me to do everything in my ability, to point them back to Him as long as I'm here.
Just as Sarah laughed when Isaac was conceived. I laugh as I watch the children He chose to share with me!
Giving God the Glory!