Friday, December 4, 2009

All I Really Want For Christmas

First Day of School 2009 for my daughters

I am passionate about adoption. Adoption is such a great picture of God's relationship with us. You may not be aware that both of my daughters are adopted. We adopted our girls from Ukraine when they were 9 and 11. Never in our lives have we seen God's hand and provision so clearly. We have watched God do incredible things in the hearts of our girls. We have watched them grow and learn and adjust to family life.

Although November was National Adoption Month (and I never got around to posting about it), I can't help but think of how many children there are without families at Christmas. How sad to watch the merriment of Christmas while wishing for someone to share it with. I love the words of the Steven Curtis Chapman song, "All I Want". Although they always make me cry, they remind me that there is so much more I can be doing.

Well I don’t know if you remember me or not

I’m one of the kids they brought in from the home
I was the red-haired boy in an old green flannel shirt
You may not have seen me – I was standing off alone
I didn’t come and talk to you, ‘cause that’s never worked before
And you’ll prob’ly never see this letter anyway
But just in case there’s something you can do to help me out
I’ll ask you one more time

All I really want for Christmas
Is someone to tuck me in
A shoulder to cry on if I lose
Shoulders to ride on if I win
There’s so much I could ask for
But there’s just one thing I need
All I really want for Christmas is a family

Well I guess I should go ahead and tell you now
If it’s really true about that list you have
Somehow I always seem to end up in a fight
But I’m really trying hard not to be bad
But maybe if I had a brother or a dad to wrestle with
Well, maybe they could teach me how to get along
And from everything I’ve heard
Sounds like the greatest gift on earth would be a mom

All I really want for Christmas
Is someone to tuck me in
A shoulder to cry on if I lose
Shoulders to ride on if I win
There’s so much I could ask for
But there’s just one thing I need
All I really want for Christmas

Is someone who’ll be there
To sing me “Happy Birthday”
For the next 100 years
And it’s OK if they’re not perfect
Well, even if they’re a little broken, that’s alright
‘Cause so am I

Well, I guess I should go
It’s almost time for bed
And maybe next time I write you
I’ll be at home

‘Cause all I really want for Christmas
Is someone to tuck me in
Tell me I’ll never be alone
Someone whose love will never end
Of all that I could ask for
Well, there’s just one thing I need
All I really want for Christmas
All I really want for Christmas is a family

Just a family

That’s all I really need

See what I mean. They are quite moving. Over the next few days, I am going to be posting facts and statistics as well as things you can do to make a difference in the lives of orphans here and overseas. I pray that you will open your hearts to whatever God is calling you to do.

This post is linked to Finer Things Friday hosted by Amy's Finer Things because being a mom and caring for orphans truly is a finer thing!

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1 Comments:

Blogger Amy @ Finer Things said...

I love adoption stories! That yearly holiday adoption show brings me to tears every time I watch it.

December 5, 2009 at 10:51 PM  

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