We have been blessed with SO much! God has literally filled up our cups until they are overflowing. I pray that this Thanksgiving you will not only take time to be thankful for the many blessings God has given you, but also take a look around and ask Him what He would like you to do with it. I've seen it put this way:
"Choosing to live simply, so others can simply live!"
Please do not think I am claiming to be some expert at this, because I have far from "GOT" this one. We are however, making an effort as a family to look at our lifestyle through the eyes of a 5 year old ORPHAN girl. Would she be horrified at the amount of food we throw away? Just how excessive does a walk-in closet seem? I could go on and on....
Great gifts mean great responsibilities; greater gifts, greater responsibilities!
Luke 12:48 (The Message)
God may not be leading you to adopt an orphan, but there is a way to help a child stay with their family and receive an education. You can sponsor a child through World Vision and your monthly gift could keep that child from becoming an orphan due to poverty.
Today I received the final notarized copies of our home study and within a couple hours I had my application to adopt our daughter on it's way to USCIS (immigration). I will be celebrating this Thanksgiving! We are one step closer to our little girl! We have SO much to be thankful for!