cultivate (kuhl - tuh - veyt)
v. 1) develop 2) nurture

graft (grahft)
n. 1) transplant 2) bud 3) union

Monday, October 22, 2012

One Of Those Christianese Phrases And A Little Boy Named Nico

"It's a God thing".*
I hear and say it myself. I'm all for giving God the credit for things that go smoothly, or a "chance meeting" that needed to be. However, we run the risk of trivializing the mighty hand of God. Example: "Praise the Lord I was in the turn lane to get to my massage on time!"

Well. Whew! It's a good thing Jesus was taking the wheel on that one!**

That said, I'd rather err on the side of giving God the credit. I don't want to be stingy with my praise, and I also don't ever to want lose sight of how powerfully my God can move mountains.

This is one of those big God things.

If you've been friends with me on Facebook for any length of time, you have probably seen a post from me with a link to the MOST ADORABLE little boy EVER. I mean, look at this face!

Give me a break! They don't come cuter than this! I snicker at your attempts to find a cuter kid than Nico.

I have stared at this angelic little face for a year, praying for a family for him, agonizing over whether we were supposed to adopt him (being pregnant, I felt like now was not the time). I regularly visited his profile on Reese's Rainbow. On one such recent visit, my breath caught in my throat. A family is now pursuing this precious boy!! I admit mixed emotions. After all, I won't get to see his cherub smile on the website anymore.

As I read the adoptive family's profile, it left me speechless (no small task). Out of fifty, we just "happen" to live in the same state! After contacting Nico's mama, Kara (in an only sorta-kinda stalker-ish style), I found out they live in the same city as us. Whuuuu???? I'm no statistician, but those odds seem pretty remote.

So, in a nutshell, Nico will have to endure a few cheek snurgles from me***

My reason for sharing this is two-fold:
1. God deserves all the glory for answered prayers.
2. I want to support this family as they labor to bring Nico home, redeemed into a family. You will see more of their story. I'm already asking you to head over to Kara's blog and donate a lil' something, or enter into one of her super cool raffle drawings.

After you do that, go see the happenings at Reese's Rainbow. You never know. You may see your kiddo staring back at you. A little boy or girl who has been asking themselves, "Where the heck is my mom and dad?".

Remember, our God moves mountains. And not just for Nico. He wants to do the same in your life and mine too.

Watching Expectantly,

*Also referred to as "Divine Appointment" by scholars and other people who use big words.
**Just for the record, I'm all for massages. They're a thin slice of heaven.
***Relax people. I'll wait for the "all clear" from Kara. 


  1. LOL!!! You are more than welcome to snuggle on the sweetie once we are settled! I know I've gotta share this amazing boy with the world. He will bless us all so much.

    This brought tears to my eyes. Thank you so much for posting. You have an amazing way with words. <3

    Can't wait to meet you in person! I have to get the ball rolling on local events, asap!

  2. I have been reading your posts, and am ecstatic that someone will have the joy of raising this precious little man...( wiping tears)

  3. Kara,
    I can't wait to meet you either! We're about to enter together into an adventure I didn't see coming. Let's get our hands messy!

    I KNOW!! Amen indeed!

  4. I'd love to meet for coffee sometime soon and maybe we could brainstorm! I am still waiting to hear from people from our church, but hopefully that will be soon.

  5. Oh, just keep tugging at these heartstrings! I am so touched by your journey, truly. I cannot wait to see what God has in store for both you, and this little angels and his family!

    1. I'm going to hazard a guess that it's God, not me, tugging on some heartstrings. I will gladly talk adoption nitty-gritty with you ANYTIME.

  6. I'd love to....I would love a little peak into Gods plan for us! I so feel drawn, but I cannot see this on a timeline, ya know. I guess, just praying and waiting for the future to unfold!

  7. Praying for amazing things to unfold - our God IS an Awesome God!


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