Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The Rescued

Sometimes, people are under the impression that there must be something special about families who willingly choose to adopt, especially when we are talking about adopting children with special needs. But, I want to set the record straight......there is absolutely nothing special about us....NOTHING! We are not heroic. We are not rescuers. We are not deserving of praise or special recognition. We are just parents who realized what an incredible blessing children with special needs are to a family. We are just parents who decided to say yes to following God's heart in caring for His children. We are just parents whose hearts were broken by the things that break God's heart. 

“We learned that orphans are easier to ignore before you know their names. They are easier to ignore before you see their faces. It is easier to pretend they’re not real before you hold them in your arms. But once you do, everything changes…” – David Platt, “Radical”

Adoption is not a call for special families, but a call for willing families. It is a call for families who realize the depths of what God did for us when He adopted us.

"God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure." Ephesians 1:5

"I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you." John 14:18

"So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God's Spirit when he adopted you as his own children. Now we call him, "Abba, Father."" Romans 8:15

God loved us. He chose us. He didn't leave us where we were. He came to us. He met us in our deepest need. He wanted us. He pursued us no matter the cost. He adopted us into His family and gave us His name. He gave us all of the rights as His son and His daughter. 

Adoption is a small tangible representation of what He did for us. It has NOTHING to do with us, and EVERYTHING to do with Him!

And now, introducing our newest fundraiser to help us bring Brave and Ever home. Each shirt has been hand designed with one of my favorite adoption quotes. There are several different styles available. These shirts are very high quality, and each shirt includes free domestic shipping!

Now for the shirt details. All prices include FREE shipping withing the US. You can pay for and order the shirts on the right side of our blog. The shirt orders will run for one week. Once the order ends, it will take approximately 2 weeks for the shirts to come in so that I can ship them out to you. Thank you for helping us bring BRAVE and EVER HOME!!!! The details, pricing, and size chart for the shirts are below.

"The Rescued"   Flowy Draped Dolman Sleeve Tee
Women's Fit
$29 (with free shipping in the US)

Here is a size chart for the Dolman. I feel like this shirt runs small. I typically order up two sizes on this shirt for the fit that I like.

"The Rescued" Gray/Navy Triblend 3/4 Sleeve Raglan
Unisex Fit
$29 with FREE domestic shipping

"The Rescued" Navy Triblend T-Shirt
Modern Fit/ Unisex Sizing
50% poly, 25% cotton, 25% rayon
$25 with FREE domestic shipping

"The Rescued" Cardinal T-Shirt
Unisex Sizing
100% superior combed and ring spun cotton
$25 with FREE domestic shipping

Thank you for helping us bring Brave and Ever HOME!!!!!

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