Sunday, July 25, 2010

Heros, Take One

I think I'll start a new tradition of sharing a hero of mine on Sundays. Does that sound good? Good.

I haven't told today's heroine that she's going to be featured. Nor have I told her she is one of my heroines. Hopefully she won't mind and hopefully it will be no surprise.

I honestly think if I lived on the other side of the country where she lives I would follow her around like an eager student taking notes from her. But that's something she should be used to as a homeschooling mom of seven.

Today's Heroine is Faith. Faith is an amazing woman I met via an online group known as Hannah's Prayer. Hannah's Prayer is an online forum for Christian woman experiencing infertility, and while I only experienced primary infertility for two years, I go to know many wonderful ladies through that site. And from HP and now the Parenting After Infertility forums, I have gotten a small glimpse into the life of Faith and her family.

This is Faith. Visit her Blog Here.

Faith is the adoptive mother of SEVEN precious children. She's not my heroine because she "rescued" them or because she and her husband are such "nice people" (though they seem to be!). She's my heroine because she selflessly loves, raises and teaches her children to love the Lord, to love each other and love all people. And she loves it.
I constantly show Marshall pictures of her amazingly gorgeous children and say, "I want that!" I want a bajillion children (because I'm sure at times she feels like she has a bajillion children), I want to raise them to be wonderful adults who live life for God. And adoption is something I feel so called to that I'm jealous she's been able to be going through the process now for the SEVENTH time!
Faith's children range in age from 2 months old to 10 years old (in fact, the kids are 2m, 2, 4, 6, 7, 7 & 10). She homeschools and even adoptive breastfeeds baby Canaan. I'm so impressed. Can you see the little stars in my eyes?
Now Faith will be the first person to tell you she's a normal fact she blogged about it just the other day. But that just adds to her star quality in my book. It makes me feel normal, too!

So, Faith, SURPRISE! You are my hero today (and many other days). I want to be you when I grow up. Thank you for being a model example of a godly mother to me and everyone else around you!


Melody said...

Faith is great, isn't she? I've often wished she and I could get together over coffee sometime. Then again - you and I should really get together sometime!

Allison said...

I agree, Melody! And I would love to meet up. Maybe when it gets a little cooler we can take the kids to the zoo (it's just too hot to do it now!).

PAI said...

She is an amazing Mama! Her children are the cutest!


Faith said...

Wow Allison! You have me blushing over here. I am so sorry that I didn't see this earlier but things have been just a little busy ;) I am honored to have been your first "hero" although that is not at all how I see myself. I pray God overflows your home with children, like He has me, if that is your desire!
Blessings, Faith


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