A booketh I have readeth

Okay, so I know my blog is boring, thus far.

No pictures. No exciting news. Yet.

So, I thought I’d bore you by telling you about a book Lucas and I read. The most exciting thing about this post is that we each read this fatty book in less than a day. I know…we’re wicked-fast readers. Our lightning speed-reading was due to the fact that we were highly motivated – our social worker wouldn’t let us proceed with the boys in Ethi0pia until we had read this book.

“Our Own: Adopting and Parenting the Older Child”, in case you can’t read that for yourself. It’s actually a scary book – lots of “worst case scenarios” about various behaviors one might see in an older adopted child. It was a very eye-opening book, though. A book everyone should read if they’re considering adopting an “older” child. Gotta prepare yourself.

The one thing it doesn’t take into consideration, however, is God. THE most important factor, in my opinion. Will it be hard? Yes. Will there be nutty temper tantrums that I don’t know how to deal with? For sure. (Ugh!) Might there be poop smeared on the bathroom walls? Possibly. (I shudder to think.) But this I know for SURE. God has asked us to adopt. If He’s asked us, and we obey, what makes me think that He won’t provide for our EVERY need? He will. He always does.

“My help comes from the LORD who made heaven and earth! He will not let you stumble; the One who watches over you will not slumber.”
Psalm 121:2,3

Tamara Cassidy - May 22, 2010 - 2:55 pm

If I can help in any way, please let me know. I adopted a sibling group of 4 almost 7 years ago. There are sometimes “issues” but what child doesn’t have some, regardless of who gave birth to them. Love you guys!

Kim - December 17, 2011 - 4:18 pm

It’s on our bookshelf just waiting to be read after the thrilling “Parenting Your Internationally Adopted Child”. I completely agree with two things here:
1. Preparation is key. We’ll be bringing home brothers (ages 8 and 7) from Ethiopia in the next few months. It’s good to know what to expect, even if it scares the h-e-double-hockey-sticks outta me.
2. Faith is paramount. We’re in this thing with Christ, baby. No better place to be than in the sweet middle of His story.

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