Mike & I joined a church in December. And after Mike's baptism and us both joining the church, our pastor announced to the church that we are in the process of trying to adopt.
It was amazing the people who came to talk to us. Some had never even considered adoption, but wanted to support us. Someone came up to us and told us how she was adopted, and she loved hearing about others doing the same thing. And then there was the couple who came up and said that they too had adopted many years ago and that they understood what we are going through.
It is amazing the people that we meet that are interested in adoption, have been adopted, or have adopted a child. It helps to remind us that we are not the first ones to go down this path, and that we have an amazing support group.
So, why did I choose this verse for this post? Well, first off, the majority of the women I spend time with at church all love food and fellowship (yes, my circle group believes in the Power of the Potluck). But, for me, this also shows how a family trying to adopt should be received.
This particular verse is talking about the early Church, meeting in homes and having meals together. Sharing in a type of fellowship that sometimes seems to be far away in today's world of technology & altogether business. But for me, this shows me that sharing in a meal, sharing in a time together, sharing in an experience, all helps to build us up for the journey ahead. For us, this means the adoption we haven't even started yet. For others, this might be a child going away for college, the loss of a parent, difficulties at work. When we come together and share with each other our joys and our struggles, we are experiencing a type of fellowship we were called to.
So, as you go about your day, know that if you want to celebrate the Power of the Potluck, or just need someone to talk to, we are here for you.