Becky the Expat
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A native Texan, Becky, her husband, a weenie dog, and two soon-to-arrive Afri-kids call the concrete jungles of China home.

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  1. hi there! i feel like yelling, ”A-men sister!” from my study in this little corner of the world. i have felt the same about adoption and hope/pray that that will be a possibility for us one day. i love how you titled this post as that is so apt. you’ve said something i’ve been wanting to express for a while but don’t know if i couldn’t have said it quite so precisely. thanks for sharing!

  2. “as more expectations fall as casualties to the wisdom of God…”

    Though your entire post is love, THAT is my favorite line! God’s wisdom IS what aligns our expectation rightly :).

    The beauty of adoption, as you’ve put it so well, is to understand that is our position in Christ :). That simply magnifies its beauty when you follow after God’s example.

    Thanks for contributing today, Becky!

  3. I love this!

    My husband and I have discussed children a lot recently. I work as a social worker, and he currently works for the YWCA. He has also worked at group homes and in-patient facilities for children. So we see the need for safe homes on a daily basis. We both have hearts for adoption and for caring for children that others may not want. We don’t know if I can or can’t have children, but we feel called to adopt and have almost fully committed to not trying to have any of our own children but to only adopt. It’s heavily on our hearts.

    I hope to read more about your adoption story!

  4. Thank you!!! You have put into words what I have often thought! My hubby and I are just starting on our journey of adoption. We are super excited (but currently waiting for our agency… and trying to decide what steps to take next). After dealing with infertility as well, and deciding that adoption is God’s plan for our family, I truly believe it is our Plan A as well. So thank you for putting this into words!! I hope those that don’t understand the miracle of adoption, understand just a bit more.

  5. How true!! We are on a similar journey and haver been amazed at both the positive and negative comments we have received. Blessings to you!

  6. so glad to hear how your story is touching many lives – and, the story is just beginning! =) Praise be to God for your testimony!

  7. “So maybe my life isn’t such a divergence after all.” …love this.

    Your story is beautiful.

    Congratulations on your new little guys. From experience, two little ones from Ethiopia are much better than one!

  8. Thank you for sharing your heart! As we have been struggling to conceive for many years, God has helped me realize that His plans are so much better than mine. I cannot wait to see all the joy God brings through our life, through His Plan A for us, adoption!

  9. Just realized when I went to your blog that you are the Peeks who are from Clifton. We go to Clifton and I have been praying for you and your family!!!

  10. Beautiful post! When I saw the title of your blog, I thought it sounded familiar. I believe your Kevin is the brother of my good friend. Small world.