Wow, I got my first negative comment today, EVER! An anonymous commenter posted these words on this post regarding our fundraiser.
The little one needs to be with a family that have some money in the bank!!!
how are you going to raise him if you don't have money???
So just for clarification, I want everyone to know that I am writing this with sincerity and without a sarcastic tone, because sometimes our words are not always properly conveyed through writing. I have never ever said that we don't have the money to raise this child. Quite the contrary, God has provided through my husband a very comfortable living for our family of eight soon to be nine. And no adoption agency in their right mind would even allow a family to come forward and adopt a child without first meeting certain criteria, including finances. This fundraiser is to raise the money to help offset some of the enormous fees that are required. I don't know about you but I don't know anyone who has $25,000.00 just laying around in a bank. We know we have been called to adopt Sergey and we are trusting in the Lord's provision and at last count of $11,000.00, He's providing very well:) And I think the 506 commenter's would also agree. We went into this knowing that their would be trials and those that would disagree with what we are doing but you know what this negative comment actually confirms in my heart that we are doing exactly what the Lord would have us do.
Dear friends, do not be surprised at the painful trial you are suffering, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice that you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when His glory is revealed. 1 Peter 4: 12 & 13
So then, those who suffer according to God's will should commit themselves to their faithful Creator and continue to do good. 1 Peter 4:19
Satan you intended this to bring me down but you will not win! My spirits are lifted and I am moving forward fiercer than ever!!
And to the Anonymous commenter, I am choosing to believe that your intentions were only out of concern for our child's welfare and I hope that I have put your concerns at ease. Please know for future reference that I am happy to answer any questions as long as it is in a loving manner.