In Ethiopia, 13% of children have lost one or both parents, and there are now 4.6 million orphans. We have started the journey to make that number one...or two...less.
Alex asked me about two weeks ago, "Why aren't we adopting again?" and followed that within days with, "More than one?"
Lack of finances really wasn't a good answer. How do we explain that we "don't have the money" when the annual income in Ethiopia is $140, and I spend that in one grocery run? God will provide, as we miraculously watched when MyLinh entered our lives.
I questioned, too, my ability to mother and teach when I already so often feel stretched thin. But I have been reminded by those dear to me and close to the heart of God that I will learn not only about letting go of what is not important but also about the strength He promises and provides.
And so my fear of the unknowns in this are disappearing, and I know this for certain -- we have room in our home and in our hearts, and the fatherless will find a family here.