Saturday, April 25, 2009

Friday night

Last night was fantastic.  We were able to go with Adrienne to the Life Choices banquet where we got to sit with other adoptive families, meet people who are involved in some way in Life Choice's incredible ministry, and listen to Jim Daily, the new president of Focus on the Family. Everything, from the food, to the entertainment, to the speakers was all orchestrated for one purpose, to share the life saving mission and ministry of Life Choices.  I can't say enough wonderful things about the amazing place through which we adopted Adrienne, and being there in a room with over 1,000 other people, all coming together to support Life Choices was really awesome.

Three things stood out to me as being particularly terrific, and here they go.
  1. Adrienne ATE!  I am so grateful to each of you who gave me some helpful advice on my previous post, and I feel like I gleaned so much from what y'all had to offer!  I went out yesterday and bought several of the food products reccommended, and the Gerber 'lil crunchies were a HUGE  success.  And when I say huge, I mean that she ate somewhere in the neighborhood of 25 of those little suckers.  It was fantastic.  A sweet little girl from the next table over borrowed my camera for a while, and when I got home I was so happy to see she had captured her in action, chowing down.

  2. Three of my previously unknown to me blog readers came up and talked to me last night.  It was so cool to be able to meet those ladies and hear a little bit about them and their stories, and be able to put faces with some of the many "unknown faces" I write to on this blog.  I was so thrilled they took the time to come up and say hi!

  3. Life Choices gave me the opportunity to share our story of adoption with the group last night, and I was so humbled to be able to tell about God's story of Poppy and Adrienne.  I can't imagine that I'm ever going to be able to get over what God has done, and that He is allowing me to see part of the big picture by showing me that it wasn't just about our little family.  His purposes are always bigger.  He uses everyone who is willing to be used, regardless of what they may feel their qualifications are. It still blows me away.  That's why I was so excited to be able and share a brief (and I do mean brief... five minutes is not enough time to get it all in, but I tried!) version of our story, knowing that God will continue to use the story to bring about His will in a way my mind isn't able to comprehend.
Such a cool night, and a fantastic reminder of our role in becoming actively involved in reaching out to the women in crisis in our community.  I know all of you don't live in Memphis, but I hope that many of you, wherever you are, have the chance to find out about a crisis pregnancy center near you, and maybe even become involved in some way.  It's a ministry I don't think you will ever regret becoming a part of!


boltefamily said...

Wow! Sounds like a fantastic evening! So glad things are going well and that Adrienne has taken a liking to her crunchies!

Jennifer said...

I am so glad that she is eating!!! Yeah!!!