“I’d choose you!” A forgotten choice for life in a world of death
Posted in the Abortion Forum
#1 Nov 9, 2012
by Kristi Burton Brown November 8, 2012
"I have quite the variety of friends on Facebook. Friends who voted for Obama. Friends who refused to vote for either major candidate. Friends who seem to think that a teenager killing her child is better than a teenager raising her child. Pro-life activists friends (bet you saw that one coming). I have friends who have eight children, and I have friends with no children. Friends who have been adopted. Friends who adopt [ http://itsamadmission.wordpress.com ].
And that’s whom I want to tell you about today.
We live in a world steeped in death. No, not everything is full of marble headstones, unmarked graves, and the Grim Reaper.(I’m actually quite an optimist, truth be told.) But clearly, if we look at the world – and particularly at American culture – with our eyes wide open, we will see death all around us. Movies, music, TV, and video games all celebrate – or desensitize us to – violence at an insane level. Just this year, my home state of Colorado attracted quite a bit of media attention for the shooting in an Aurora theater during The Dark Knight Rises and also for the kidnapping, death, and dismembering of a ten-year-old girl.
Yet death does not win. It just doesn’t. Death is never the final answer. It is not its own resting place. Life always - always – springs forth from the place where death once seemed to reign. Many of us choose to show the beauty and truth of life through rescuing the little ones that are scheduled for death all around our nation. But one major way to choose life that is all too often forgotten is adoption.
Adoption is one of the ultimate pictures of life. Adoption reaches into a life condemned, a life hardened or alone or abused, and lifts that life up to the light of love.
My Facebook friend whom I mentioned earlier has already adopted two little boys from Russia. Now, she and her husband are planning and working toward the adoption of two little girls, also from Russia. One of their adopted sons saw the photos of these two precious girls and asked his mom,“Why don’t we be their family?” This family’s two boys have absolutely blossomed under their love and care, and now they have the opportunity to bring the light of a family’s love to two little girls – one of whom is deaf. If you’d like to read more about their story or help them meet the adoption costs – a big need right now – you can visit their blog: http://itsamadmission.wordpress.com
At this family’s blog, I happened across a link to another blog by yet another family who has reached out and grabbed hold of desperate children. They’ve already adopted five! Their post,”I’d choose you…,” has to be one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen. Don’t go away without taking a look!
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