12 September 2011

Sisterly Love

Matthew 18:3 “Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven."

In so many ways time seems to be standing still, yet in others it is flying by. We are counting down the days until October 1st!

Our sweet friends have offered to make delicious goodies, and we ourselves (including three lovely assistants) have been busy making sweet treats for our upcoming bakesale. Willow told us she needed to work on things and would be back in a bit. Hmmm, I wonder what that sweet girl is up to.

Turns out she was up to this:

Our darling daughter made crafts to sell at the bakesale! She told us the price and told us she wanted to sell these things, so that she could help bring her brother home as well. She went on to tell us that she has been praying for God to send hundreds of people to our bake sale, then she said, "well I asked Him to send people until the whole table is empty."

Her daddy happened to be home and both of our hearts melted. Such a sweet, selfless thing to do, and it is just confirmation that our whole family is preparing to bring "S" home. Her prayer? Precious and humbling reminding us that we should pick up her prayer and pray the same thing with her!

This sweet girl has been OVER THE MOON about adoption since we started this journey, and her heart aches and longs to have him home as well. She talks of the things she longs to teach him, the things she longs to ask him about his country (she wants to help make him a Life book). She too is not naive as to the challenges that lay ahead. She is wise beyond her years and when she talks of challenges that only we have discussed behind closed doors as adults, it goes to show us that she gets it. Willow is a wonderful daughter and an excellent sister who longs to give a sweet little boy hugs.

So pray with us that the Lord sends people until the entire table is empty!


  1. What a precious girl! We will pray along with Willow that the Lord will send people until the entire table is empty.

  2. It is so incredible to see the Lord working in the hearts of our little ones...I love it!

    We'll be praying for your bake sale. We're having a garage sale this Saturday for a fundraiser. :) Everyone from church donated stuff...we actually didn't have any of our "own" stuff to sell... :) Maybe you could do that too...before it gets too cold.

  3. Love her, and love your family! Such a beautifully story that can only the Lord can write!

  4. Darling! I am overbooked on Oct 1 or I would run down there to your sale.