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Adoption Day 2022

Romans 8:15 (ESV) 15 For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!”

Today is Adoption Day for our family, and it came to me to look up the Greek word for adoption again. It comes from two words which means to place a son or child. The word for place includes the word conceive.

For ten years we prayed for not just a child, but the child that God meant for us. For those who don’t know our story, had Ashley conceived physically, we would have lost her and Nicholas. Yet God conceived a plan beyond what we could have imagined, and one that is absolutely perfect, it’s our story.

He didn’t just give us a child, He gave us our son. Nicholas Asher is not just a child, but the child we prayed for. It’s hard to put into words how special he is, but I plan on spending a lifetime showing him how truly special he is.

When we look at him, we see God’s hand every day. We are reminded how He adopted us into His family through Calvary. When we submitted to be Nicholas’ Mom and Dad we had to submit a book about ourselves. It felt like we we’re trying to prove we were worthy to to be his parents.

The truth is neither of us felt worthy to be given this miracle, but we were not worthy of the miracle of salvation either. I’m so glad God doesn’t do based on our worth, but His love. Because of His love, we get to hear Mommy and Daddy from the most perfect little voice in the world, the voice of our son Nicholas

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