The cost of freedom is always an expensive one!
Our Independence cost the lives of over 25,000 soldiers. Not to mention the families who were permanently affected due to the loss of loved ones.
Some have asked us about the high cost of adopting. Yes, it is very expensive to adopt (domestically or internationally). Ours cost well over $24,000. Is that too high a cost for the freedom of a life? Most people don't have that much money sitting around in their bank account...but God does.
Remember, he gave his ALL so that you and I could have freedom from death.
He blessed our country with its limited resources and rag-tag soldiers, to defeat the Biggest World Power at the time just so that His name could be glorified and people could worship Him. Because really, that's why we're here isn't it?
The cost of adoption doesn't end with court day and "gotcha" day. Sacrifices will need to be made, schedules re-arranged, yes, financial sacrifices will continue with extra therapies, doctor's appointments, clothing, food, etc.
But, with Christ as our ultimate example on paying the highest price for our freedom...
How could we not take a little girl from this...
...To the freedom of life in a family?
The freedom to play and experience things she never would have imagined.
And yes, the freedom to express her individuality while having a family who loves and understands her and will allow her to grow and learn at her own pace with patience and understanding.
As you remember the freedom you have as an American, and all who paid the HIGH cost for you to have it, I pray that this Independence Day will be one where you thank God for your freedom, and perhaps ask Him how you can be a part of allowing someone else to experience those same rights you enjoy.
Now go out and light some sparklers but remember not to put them on the ground when you're finished where someone in bare feet will inevitably step on them. :(