"If I were to ask God why He lets poverty and injustice exist, why there are so many orphans and why He does nothing about it, I am SURE He would ask me the same ..."

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My name is Jessica and my dear sweet hubby is Kelly. We have three beautiful girls, big sis and little sis plus our newest little baby sis :) Welcome to our site where we will blog about our journey to grow our family through adoption in Africa.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Some thoughts

I have wondered what people are thinking since I put on here our changes.  Since NO ONE has said ANYTHING, my flesh worries that everyone is judging.

That's fine.

In the mean time, I have had some thoughts going around in my head and we have even asked some of these questions of ourselves. I stumbled on this old post of another blog, so I wanted to share her thoughts as they are almost exactly what is in my head.

See what Suzanne said here.

I had a similar conversation some months ago with a friend.

Who are we to decide which orphan has the greater need?

Is it the one in Ethiopia who might die at the age of 3 of a treatable disease?

Is it the down syndrome child in Eastern Europe that will go to a mental institution at the age of five to suffer unimaginable abuse and probably die shortly after the move?

Is it the child in Ch*na that thanks to a c*mmunist country they will be fed and cared for in a foster care family or an orphanage, but will probably NEVER know who Jesus Christ is?

Is it the foster care child in the US that will be bounced from home to home, KNOWING that no one wants them?

Is it the newborn African American born to a single mother who can't rub 2 pennies together, let alone raise a baby all by herself?

Why do we think we know what the greatest need is?  Shame on us....


Faith said...

I didn't see your earlier post until just now... LOVE this. We should get together and talk soon! Much love!

K. Pirkle said...

We thought we were adopting from Guatemala in 2007 when we started our journey. Then the country closed to adoptions. Then we thought we were adopting from Vietnam in 2008, then the country closed and we had to pull out of that too. Then it took what seemed like forever for us to get out of debt so we could start again. Finally we started with Ethiopia 2010 and finished in 2011. I wonder sometimes...why didn't we just start with Ethiopia in the first place? We didn't even consider it when we first started. And even while we were paying off our debt, we were looking into Kazahkstan and Russia. One day we got some paperwork from an agency. I had noticed Ethiopia by that point, but Aaron still hadn't. However, he was looking through the paperwork and it was like a light bulb went off. He wanted Ethiopia. Why did God lead us on this wild goose chase? Why didn't God just wait until right before our boys were ready to be referred to us for us to start instead of 4 years before? Why did we have to lose so much money to Guatemala and Vietnam?
Well, I don't know why except I would like to think that I have matured a lot in the last 4 years and my faith has increased a lot. Our boys weren't born when we started in Guatemala or Vietnam. God timed it perfectly. We have never desired to adopt from the US? Why? Well, our children weren't here, they were in Ethiopia. Who knows where your journey will lead you or how long it will take other than God. I'll pray that it is fast though because waiting stinks!

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