Why are you adopting?
Why are you adopting when you have six children?
Why are you spending money you don't have?
Why are you adopting from Haiti when there are children in our own country?
...and the list goes on and on. The questions may change, but my answer remains the same.
Because God called us to adopt
Brandalene "Beatrice" Jean-Baptiste
I don't know Why He called us to adopt her nor do I need to know. I just know that He did, and I am to be obedient to his calling.
The path to bring Beatrice home has not been easy. It's financially and emotionally hard. Today, has definitely been one of those hard days. I'm stressing over the Hayride for Haiti fundraiser this Saturday. I don't know if 20 people or 200 people are coming to the event. I have a huge to-do list while taking care of a sick child today.
I'm also extremely sad over missing Beatrice. Our friend, Jonathan, did a speech in class on orphans. He showed me some pictures yesterday of the city where Beatrice used to live with her grandmother. It broke my heart, but at the same time, I rejoiced in knowing that she is now living in an orphanage where she is safer and has two meals a day. One day, she will be HOME, completely safe, and have a family who loves and cherishes her. This is what keeps me going through the rough days.
Here are the two pictures Jonathan showed me. Breaking my heart for what breaks His!
Cite Soleil was literally built on top of a dump.
Check out the homes in the background.
Girls on their way to school in Cite Soleil.
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THIS IS "WHY"