Sunday, May 30, 2010

My Best Friend, Peter

Noah and Peter
A boy named Peter lived in an orphanage in Russia but a family in the States decided to step out in faith and bring Peter and his sister into their family through adoption.

These two former orphans have lived with their new family for over four years now.

My children have loved getting to know this family  over the past year and one day I asked my eight year old son who his best friend was.

His answer was, "Peter is my best friend."

When we lived near this family Noah and Peter were almost inseparable, Noah prays for his friend, talks about him often and even named his favorite stuffed animal after Peter.

The best friend of my son is a boy that lived in an orphanage on the other side of the world but was adopted.

Think about that for a minute.

If this family had not adopted Peter, how much joy would be missed?

Peter would still be in an orphanage.

Noah would have never known his best friend.

How much is missed when we do not listen to God's calling to visit orphans in their distress?

How many best friends will our children never know?

To the family that adopted Peter... thank you for adopting my son's best friend.  The blessing of your adoption continues to spread.
Isaac, Noah and Peter fishing

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