Friday, January 4, 2013
We're having a baby...
...a bloggy baby, that is!
Colin, our oldest, has asked on and off for almost a year now, how he can help other kids who are either newly adopted, or considering adoption.
I loved his heart and his desire to help encourage others, but couldn't think of what that would look like, practically speaking.
Over the last year, he has joined me at airport homecomings, skyped with newly adopted kids while they were still in China, translated letters for waiting families...
While all of these were great things, I could tell he didn't think it was enough.
Most of his ideas were shot down because they would have compromised his safety...
sharing his QQ address with every orphanage in China... (seriously, that's what he asked for...)
After many months of asking how he could help, we finally settled on this...
Colin has started a blog.
That's right! My baby is blogging!
He hopes to share some of his experiences and encourage those who might be unsure about being adopted as well as those who might be considering adopting an older child.
How many times have you adoptive parents looked at your kids and wondered what in the world they were thinking?
Or perhaps you feel God might be leading you to adopt an older child, but you just weren't sure you were ready, or wondered if they even really WANT to be adopted?
Well, I don't know that Colin's posts will have answers, per se, and I don't want to put any pressure on him, but his willingness to share his thoughts is a serious sign of his own growth and I am very proud of him!
It seems like just yesterday that he wouldn't choose a shirt to wear, or tell me where he wanted to eat, or give an opinion on ANYTHING! Click here to take a look back on one post that will give you an idea of just how far he's come this year...
I hope you will all check out his post, leave a comment of encouragement, and even "follow" his blog. It will make his day. More importantly, it will give many parents a glimpse into the world of the adopted teen, even me! :-)
Read his first post HERE ...