restoring homes

Monday, March 28, 2011

At the very moment last week when I was praying over and writing about Baby R being an instrument of redemption in her family someday, my brother-in-law was experiencing that in his very own family. This is not my story to tell, but as briefly as I can tell it, he met his brother and sister this past week. They were adopted at birth. Now that they're both adults, the family is learning to know one another. The miraculous events of this past week have been humbling and awe-inspiring. For me, they have been such a beautiful picture of what can be, even in our own children's lives. We still don't know what the future holds for Mr. B and Baby R's position in our family, but to see the beginning of a redemptive end in another family touched by adoption...well, I have few words. I hope to someday share some more of this incredible story. God is a God of redemption and restoration. It's amazing. He's amazing.

My prayer for our own family is something I saw fulfilled this week in another. What an incredible God we serve.
Isaiah 58:12 - Some of you will rebuild the deserted ruins of your cities. Then you will be known as a rebuilder of walls and a restorer of homes.
Truly, thankfully, filled with wonder - counting the gifts this week:

132. tender goodbyes
133. plenty of cameras
134. genetic heritage - so plainly evident. Learning stories and traits for the littlest's future.
135. my youngest sister
136. new haircuts
137. school photographers who call my daughter, "Pinky" and the other little girl "Beautiful" and "all the other girls in the class had names that weren't their real names, but they were all pretty!"
138. families in the middle of redemption
139. restored homes

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