There was a bit of talk about the hopes of our little girl being in the mix with all her cousins next year at this time. My very crafty sister-in-law (who had my name) made this lovely hat for me and a matching one for our sweet girl! So fun, and so beautiful!
We stuck around my brother-in-law's house for a bit after everyone had left. They called their 4 kiddos (11, 8, 6, 4) in and had us take a seat. The subject of adoption had come up in their home and they had been talking about the adoption of our daughter, their cousin. It touched their sweet little hearts in such a big way. So big that they busted into their piggy banks and collectively gave us a huge gift of $51. I wept. Our sweet nephew and nieces reached in deep to help bring their cousin home. We consider this a huge gift. It makes a small dent in our expenses, but it was a huge sacrifice for them to give it.
This passage immediately came to mind:
A Widow’s Contribution1Looking up, Jesus saw people, especially the rich, dropping their gifts into the temple offering box. 2He noticed a poor widow drop in two small coins. 3He said, “I can guarantee this truth: This poor widow has given more than all the others. 4All of these people have given what they could spare. But she, in her poverty, has given everything she had to live on.”
They gave of the small amount that they have...
which clearly means so much more to Jesus (and us) than giving what can be spared.
Kiddos, thank you! We are so blessed by your gift and the sacrifice you made for your cousin. She will be told of your sacrificial gift and how it helped to make her an Anthony. Love you guys...hugs...big hugs!