In the midst of a busy holiday season Nightlight is excited share a few of the things our staff is thankful for this year, including the thousands of adoptive families who have decided to open their hearts and homes to orphans around the world. Below are a few of the things that made our lists in 2012.
Dan: I am thankful that God is wiser than I, and that he has frustrated my own plans so he can accomplish his own.
Rhonda: I’m thankful for my family and friends, a job and volunteer work I enjoy, pets who are always excited to see me, a home in sunny California and good health!
Kristen: This year I am especially thankful that God, in his faithful character, just seems to work everything out for good, even when it feels difficult along the way!
Kelly: I am continually thankful and awed by the men and women who selflessly place their babies or embryos for adoption. What an amazing gift to give someone the gift of the life of a child; each of the birthparents/genetic parents that we work with has put the life of their child above their own wants and has chosen to give them not only life, but to place them with another family. I will always be thankful for their generous, kind, selfless act of love.
Victory: I’m thankful for the devoted Nightlight staff that works so hard for each child to have a loving family. Especially, happy to have Sarah, our newest social worker. She is very devoted to her work with birthmothers.
Amy: I am thankful for my family.
Liana: I’m thankful to have a roof over my head and especially for my son Danson. I love being his mommy.
Kate: I am thankful for my husband and how God knew exactly what time of man I needed.
Mike: I am thankful the Bryan family is arriving home from Russian with their new son two days prior to Thanksgiving after a long 2 ½ year adoption journey!
Lisa: I am thankful for my nephews who make me smile every time I think of them.
Laura: I am thankful for my wonderful children and husband. This year my daughter, whom we received at four days old, was married to Josh, a great guy and devoted husband whom we are delighted has entered our family. Her birth mother, who through the years has struggled with whether or not she really made the right decision, is at peace knowing that Erika‘s life is filled with so much joy. Erika’s walk of faith challenges me to love Jesus more. My other daughter, who came to us at five days old, is now a senior in college. We are especially thankful that this will be the last semester of school tuition! Elizabeth is a delightful, spunky young lady who has a wonderful relationship with her birth family and gets to visit with her siblings. She continues to be a witness to her friends and is a serving member of her church. My husband, Ray, continues to challenge me to be the best I can be.