Today is Christopher's Adoption Day - the 4th anniversary of the day his adoption became official! I remember that day like it was yesterday - the drive to the courthouse, the wait outside the courtroom, holding my precious bundle in my arms as the judge asked questions of us and the adoption agency director. I remember the judge looking at our little family and saying, "You know, he's a cute little guy now - but one day that little guy is going to grow up and be a teenager...and if I make this official, you can't bring him back - no matter how much trouble he gets into then!" It took me no time at all to promise the judge we had no intentions of ever bringing this precious little miracle from God back - he's ours FOREVER! With a twinkle in his eye, the judge signed off on the paper - and I'm sure there were cartoon bluebirds circling us in song with flowers in their mouths. It was an almost magical moment! The picture above is us with Grandma Jansen (who went along with us) and the judge just before we left!
Now, you may be wondering what that has to do with the title of this blog - well, right now "Standing On The Promises" is Christopher's favorite hymn. We have a children's cd in my car with hymns on it - and the whole time we were in the car today, he insisted we listen to the same song over and over. He has loved this song from the first time he heard it! And there's nothing sweeter than hearing his little voice belt out the words at the top of his lungs! He's still not sure of some of the words - in fact, he can't quite pronounce "promises" so he calls this song, "Standin' on the Probases" - and it took me awhile to figure out what he was asking for the first few times he asked for it! But now, I know - and I love it! Just listen to this precious voice (and try to ignore mine in the background as I try to help him remember the words)!
The more I think about it, the more appropriate that song title seems for today's entry title! After all, it's all about standing on God's promises. And in Jeremiah 29:11, God promises that He has a plan for our lives - one to prosper us! It still amazes me how God orchestrated all the events of mine and David's lives - as well as the lives of Chrstopher's birthparents - so that we could come together and fulfill the plan God has for Christopher's life! I am so glad that God chose me to be Christopher's mommy and that I get to watch God's plan for Christopher's life unfold - and even get to be a part of it!
Right now, Christopher's watching one of his VeggieTale videos and it just came to an end. As most VeggieTale videos do, there was a verse at the end - and I thought this one was so fitting for what I'm writing about today, that I included it here:
You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what He has promised...Hebrews 10:36
How amazing is that?
How AWESOME is our GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!