Thursday, March 5, 2009

Family adoptions....
I'm not a regular Oprah watcher by any means by I saw previews for this show and had to record it. I was able to watch it yesterday and it took all I had to not cry during the entire show. The show was on cases of child neglect, never could I have imagined someone doing this to their CHILD!! However some very special people, Bernie and Diane Lierow, knew that this was their daughter and their calling to care for her. It made me realize it takes a VERY special person to be an adoptive parent and then I took a look at my family. In my immediate family I have 2 adopted cousins and 2 adopted nephews. My cousin, Gina and her hubbie Frank have sweet Emma. She is the smartest and by far one of the cutest little girls you will ever see. My aunt adopted Zach when he was 1 and I couldn't imagine our family without him and I know God gave my aunt Carol to him and vice versa. Finally my boys (nephews), Q and Wyatt, I couldn't imagine one day without them and I love them soo much like they are my kidos. If it wasn't for very special people like adoptive parents I think we would see so many more children like little Danielle.
This show also made me very thankful for the wonderful family I have and 2 great parents that loved me enough to cloth me, feed me, and provide me (the things we sometimes take for granted). I can also say when I married Brandon I gained another GREAT family that I am so blessed to have!
Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go, Even when he is old he will not depart from it.

1 comment:

Mariellen Cherry Rigby :o) said...

THat is really neat with your family Renee. I have always wanted to adopt one child in my own family. I see everyday the outcomes of parents who neglect there children and abuse them. It is a very hard thing to understand and I at times (well alot of the time) get so angry at these idiots that have these sweet children. I could go on for days!!!! We all are so blessed and I thank God everyday for that!