My sister and her family joined a boat club earlier this year. I've gone out on the boat a couple of times with them and had a lot of fun
Because of the fun he has boating, my nephew has come up with a plan. He's going to win the lottery and then use his winnings to buy a big boat he can live on. He's also going to get a nice car to ride around in when he's not hanging out on the boat and he's told me he will hire me to be his driver and he'll also let me live on the boat. He's thought out what we'll do if we run out of lottery winnings (we'll both get jobs at Toys R Us) and that he plans for us to buy every DS game in the world to play while we're enjoying life on the boat.
Every time I see him, he's come up with a new wrinkle to the plan and I get more and more amused by it.
Meanwhile, my favorite niece loved my joke about bacon. "What goes great with bacon?" "More bacon."
I'm blessed to be a part of their lives and to have the chance to get to know them and spoil them as much as humanly possible.
But without the blessing and miracle of adoption, my family would be less complete than it is.
Today is National Adoption Day. I've seen the blessing of the miracle that is adoption in my family's life.
But I'm also pausing today to reflect on and pray for all those who choose to be part of the adoption process. I think about the biological parents who have the courage to give up their child for adoption. I think about the parents and foster parents and families who adopt these children--whether its permanent or not. I think about all those children waiting to be adopted or those parents waiting to adopt. So, as I get ready to enjoy a weekend full of football, I want to pause, reflect and pray for all those involved in this incredible thing that is adoption.
And to thank God for it because it brought my niece and nephew into my world.
posted by Michael Hickerson at 11/20/2010 07:16:00 AM