I have gotten a number of “shocked” looks recently as I have let people know that God has made it clear to me that I need to unload all of my outside-of-our house responsibilities as we prepare to bring our other children home. At first, this may sound like a good reason to get out of tasks. In reality, it is an admission that God is in control and a submission to His will as He authors our family. I am not sure I can truly have appropriate expectations for what our family might face in the coming months. As the first video stated, having virtually no expectations is the best scenario! This video gave me a gentle confirmation that God wants my time and attention to be given to running our house, supporting Jon, and loving all four of my children. Until all four of my children understand a mother’s love and what a family is, I cannot possibly serve or minister outside of our house to others during this season of transition.
Again, my friend Jeanette who adopted Sara Beth from China a year ago, gives commentary on how she prepared to simplify her life and even her house and clutter in preparation for bringing Sara Beth home. I encourage you to read her post by clicking here.