A four letter word that a lot of people (including myself) tend not to use often. Why? Well, because we don’t want to be a ‘burden’ or cause issues for others. Or because we just want to do it ourselves. I’ve been thinking about this word a lot lately. Help.
Knowing that likely in a year from now, I will need a lot of this thing called “help” but will I ask for it? Will I be humble enough to? Something I’ve been thinking about is how lately people have been blessing us, not just blessing us but HELPING us without us asking and let me tell you….I have been totally moved. Between people donating money towards our adoption or giving us clothes or items for the baby and Asher or throwing showers for us, I am just totally humbled by the amount of help we’ve received lately. Wow.
I think as women, we tend to often shy away from help because we don’t want to be a burden. We don’t believe our needs are as important as others. We don’t want to burden others with our issues or our needs. But let’s think about this for just a minute…
Jesus, is the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords,right? Yet HE accepted HELP to carry the cross. When the cross became too much for him to carry, HE, was humble enough to accept the help of a mere man.
I have been offered help so much lately just because I am pregnant, and I am constantly refusing it. But why? When our Lord of Lords can accept help carrying the very thing he came into this world for, why should I think I am 'above' needing help? Accepting help is NOT a sign of weakness. If our Great King can accept help, so can I.
When we put it that way, it seems silly for us not to ask or accept help from others. If we as a community worked together on the idea of serving and helping one another, how much could that change this world?
So the next time someone offers to carry something to the car for me or gives me their seat, I'm taking it ;)
We received our letter of approval from USCIS! We are officially approved to adopt from the states-side of things, next we send our dossier to Armenia! First, we have to make sure we have all the necessary documents and then we need to get every sheet of paper notarized. Once we get them notarized we are going to take a little trip to Richmond and get every sheet of paper “apostilled” basically a fancy word for notarizing that it’s notarized. (Welcome to the Department of Redundancy Department) FINALLY, once we get that signed & sealed, we ship it off to our agency who will do one final review of ALL that paperwork and then ship it off to Armenia. After all of that, it’s simply a waiting game. Prayers are appreciated that the timing will all work out perfectly according to HIS will.