Tuesday, July 13, 2010
I have also had to admit to a new and most glaring reality... It is not all about me! That is the biggest adjustment I think, brought on by this situation. Adoption shifts your focus outward. This child, who I do not know, from another culture, who speaks very little english, and has only recently started to like me, needs love and protection and provision. She needs to know Jesus, and we have been called to the task. It has interfered with my sleep, my bacon wrapped shrimp dinners, my free time, time with my other children and just about anything else you can name. You know what? And I'm thinking this as I type. Maybe that's why God speaks so much about adoption. It ties in so well with other biblical themes like servanthood and dying to self and looking out for the interest of others. Those concepts to me are much simpler on paper. Living them is difficult sometimes. But adoption forces the issue and through the process I can already tell that our family is growing spiritually. We are changing.
I am changing. About time!
Oh yea, I mentioned last blog the problem Lily was having a problem with our dog. She literally screamed like she was being tortured every time Rocket was in the room. Now the tables have turned, a couple of times. Lily, when Rocket came up and tried to lick her leg, screamed and bopped him on the head. I guess he decided that Lily was alpha dog, and became terrified of her. She loved the change and chased him around the house relentlessly trying to bop him. Now, in just a couple of days time they have become friends. She hand feeds him and pets him kind of gently. We are thankful that the two have adjusted to each other.