Way back in the fall we were studying China. Our study was quite personal, because our good friends Karen and Bruce were traveling to China to adopt their second baby boy, Noah. I blogged about it here - it was such an emotional time for us, and we weren't even the ones making the trip half way around the world to adopt a child!
Noah is home and doing so well. He is a bright-eyed two year old, who will just capture you at first glance. Getting to know him has been a blessing, for my children, and for my husband and I. Noah is especially close to my daughter.
Watching this relationship form warms my heart! This past weekend was Noah's baptism (you can read about it on Karen's blog) , and we were honored to be Noah's Godparents.
All along I told my friend Karen how proud I was of her and how brave she was to adopt two children from China. I mostly thought how I was not brave enough to do that, but Karen told me to find any way I could to support adoption. I'm so honored I get to be a part of Noah's spiritual development and to witness his incredible life here. We also like to support an organization, Love Without Boundaries, that provides very real assistance to orphans in China.
I can't help but think there is MORE that we can do, so I'm praying about that and I'm certain God will show us a way. For now, I'm going to enjoy this time with our friends (they will be moving away in July - many tears then, I am sure) and thank God for providing a loving home for two precious children.