Sunday, April 7, 2013

HOMEBOUND MISSIONS: We are featured!!!

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A few weeks ago as I was checking my e-mail I ran across a letter from a woman I had never spoken to before - or even heard of.  It was a brief e-mail stating that she ran a website and that each month they feature a different adoptive family.  This month, she asked, if we would be willing to be their featured family?

First, I had to google the website:  Homebound Missions

Not only is it a great website, but some of the featured families are ones whose adoptions I have been following.

So as I was looking at these families the first thing that stood out in my mind was: these are really incredible families....BIG families!  Like each of them have at least 9 kids.  Suddenly I felt like such a small family - which is really ironic, because when we announced that we were having our third child many people made jokes and several asked if we were done yet (At a non-stress test in the hospital at 36 weeks the nurse asked if I was planning on having my tubes tied???? WHAT?)
Next, I notice that these families have all adopted before.  Some of them several times.

So I'm thinking to myself - I wonder if she has the wrong person? LOL
Does she realize that we only have 3 children?
Does she know this is our first adoption?
There are SO many incredible families adopting out there and we are so unworthy to be featured for anything!
I'm sure there is a more worthy family - maybe I should suggest one of THEM to her???

So, what's a girl to do?  Ask, of course!  I did ask why she chose our family (without giving her suggestions for why she shouldn't choose us).  Her answers were very simple and encouraging AND she knew that we were a small family and WANTED to feature a small family who was adopting to show her readers a broad perspective of adoption.

So, here we are.  Fortunately for me His strength is made perfect in my weakness. 

2 Corinthians 12:9

 And He has said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness." Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.

No I am not worthy of ANYTHING, but that's why He chose me - because He can work in the least of these. 


  1. Hi Melissa,
    I think Kathy Kangas may have learned about your adoption because I feature your blog on my blog. My blog is: We are in the process of adopting 2 children from Bulgaria right now. Kathy Kangas and her husband Tyler are the adoptive parents of a beautiful 21 year old Haitian daughter named Magnalie. Magnalie is the biological sister of our adopted Haitian daughter Grace, who is 16 now. We brought Grace and Jonathan (not related) home from Haiti almost 8 years ago. That was our first adoption. We now have 6 adopted children and will soon have 8! I was so excited to see you featured on Kathy's monthly newsletter! That's awesome! We are praying for you and for bringing home Lance and Drake, too! We pray for your entire precious family, and just love following your blog! Let's be adoptive families together! In God's world, it sure is small at times!

    1. Thank you so much for featuring our family on your blog! I have loved your family ever since you committed to Zoey, I am so glad she has a family and I covet your prayers so much! Having like minded families who are adopting or have adopted is priceless for our family right now!
      Thank you!