Do you know people who, quietly and routinely, go about their lives simply Doing The Right Thing? Sure you do and, probably, you’re one of those people. My friends M. and D. are those people and last year, they adopted his grandchildren and find themselves as parents, now in their fifth decade, to three children, then ages five to eight. Those babies have seen more horror in their short lives than I’ve seen in a lifetime and being adopted by M. and D. is the most wonderful thing that’s ever happened to them.
They invited me to the adoption ceremony and it tickled me beyond delight. The children were Over the Moon at being “wanted” and said with great assurance, “Yes, Mam!” when the judge asked if they understood they were being adopted and would now have a new Mom and Dad. Cheshire cats couldn’t have grinned more largely or proudly.
The children now have routines, do homework, eat nutritious meals, drink milk, have regular bedtimes with safe sleeping hours, receive support, go to church and, when needed, gentle correction and will grow to be men and women after God’s own heart.
M. and D. are standing in the gap and if that’s not walking in the will of God, I’m not sure what is; wouldn’t you agree?
“We turn not older with years, but newer every day.” ~ Emily Dickinson ~
Until next time,
Blessings ~ folks everywhere who will stand in the gap ~ M., D., D., D., and K. ~ a happy home ~ a wise judge ~ a good lawyer ~
Thanks for visiting Thistle Cove Farm,