Beautiful Life

Hey child up and go; A big world is out there waiting for us to live in every day. Outside you will find, there is love all around you; Takes you, makes you wanna' say; That it's a beautiful life and it's a beautiful world and it's a beautiful time to be here, to be here, to be here. -Fisher

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


Why do I put myself through this?  Why did we take a leap of faith, yet again, into the unknown?  Why did we subject ourselves to prying eyes and invasive questions?  Why spend countless hours chasing down documents, filling out paperwork, reading books, researching, crunching numbers and being interviewed?  Why? Knowing we would have to put ourselves out here in faith that God would provide for this adoption as He did for Claire's.

Because there are children without families in the world.
We are a family that wants more children.
We have an empty bed....and if we didn't, we'd get one!

Because he is worth it!

This video was taken of our sweet Asher in the early spring by the staff of our agency.  We originally fell in love with just the pictures of young Jun'an.  By the time we saw this video, we were committed to Shan Yi, but it was the video that did Paul in.  He was finally able to see what I saw in this child.  I cried the first time I saw it and then thought to myself, well now I know he will get a family, who couldn't fall in love with him now.  But, he was still not snatched up.  Apparently, he was waiting for us.  He waited 8 months on that list.


Annie said...

So cute and very well said, Chelsea! You should hop over to my blog and see the comment on my latest advocacy post! Unbelievable!!

Rina said...

we celebrate with you...hurry up pack your bags, make his bed and go get him already..we wait baited breath..


Mike and Kathy Perry said...

He is ABSOLUTELY precious!!