Friday, February 3, 2012


To have a nice 4-wheeler.  To not always be broke. To pay for my own college and car. To help orphan charities.

This was written by my eldest son Caleb after being challenged by a financial speaker to write down the reasons he wanted to be financially successful. (I forced invited Caleb with us to the "grown up" seminar about finances on Sunday night.)  I will admit I teared up a bit after peeking over his shoulder to see what he was writing down.

As you can see, adoption has not only changed me, it has changed our entire family-

One of the most common thoughts and opinions of non-adopters others is, "Aren't you worried about how this will affect your real children? Don't you think you are taking away from them?" 

To this I can honestly answer... YES, I hope to take away from them their selfish behaviors, greediness, self-centerness, impatience, intolerance, and inability to give to others in need. 

Judging by my 12 year old's goals, I think we are off to a good start!


Steph said...


La Dolce Vita: The Sweet Life said...

What an awesome impact adoption has on a family! Love it!