Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Kovacs come to visit!

We just had the most amazing family come and stay with us for 5 days! How house totalled 7 kids and 4 adults and it was the most pleasant company we have had!! The kids played together like they were brothers and sisters and had known each other for a long was precious! I wish this family lived here in austin....but they were just passing through. We met the Kovacs through mutual friends and have learned from each other through our blogs over the past 2 years. Shawnda and I have talked a lot about parenting, husbands, living in community.....we've talked so much that we feel like we've known each other for years...but reality, this was the first time we had all been in person with each other. wow! this family was such a blessing to our lives! We really miss them already.

The Kovacs have adopted 3 of their 4 children. Jason works for an adoption fund and helps churches and families work through the whole doctrine on adoption by literally adopting children all over. He helps equip churches and people work through adoption. Stew and I have been moved within our hearts to adopt and especially over this last month with different circumstances touching our lives. The kovacs visit was a timely one as we got to experience thier family and to talk with them about our own personal steps towards adoption! As I looked into the eyes of her adopted children, I saw myself, knowing God had adopted me. The gospel is so clear when you experience and hear their story as a family. Kovacs, we love you so much and absolutely can't thank you enough for the blessings you gave to our family during your visit! Can't wait to see you again!


Ashleigh Carroll said...

How fun! We are really close to getting our third Carroll...we started the adoption process in August and will probably have a baby by the end of the year. So exciting. Sounds like that family was pretty incredible.

Rebecca Price said...

I'm SO excited to hear God has put adoption on your heart!!! I have wanted to adopt since I was pretty young and I just LOVE watching others' adoption journeys! Stephen Curtis Chapman has said that if only 7% of Christians in the world adopted just ONE child, there would be no orphans. Unbelievable! I will be excited to see where the journey takes you guys! I know my brother has enjoyed getting to know your family!

Shawnda said...

we love YOU! : ) Praying for where the Lord will lead your family in adoption! Thanks again for your AMAZING hospitality and for sharing your lives with us - we were SO, SO, SO blessed by you! I think of our time with you DAILY!