Sunday, February 13, 2011

I Hate Money

Hate is such a strong word, but when it comes to money I have to say that I honestly hate it. I know it sounds crazy, but it's true. Money just makes me sick. It is the one thing that stands in the way of so many families stepping forward and adopting. That just breaks my heart.

Then when families do step up it seems they almost all end up having some sort of financial issue come up - their car breaks down, their house gets flooded, the washing machine breaks, etc. Every time I start to even think about adopting again something goes wrong. Ugh!

I want so badly for families adopting to not have to worry about the money. To be able to focus on just getting their paperwork done for their dossiers and getting to their child(ren). There are so many people in this world who make stupid amounts of money and they just spend it on things that don't really matter - new cars, million dollar clothes, houses with more rooms than they will ever need in a lifetime. If I had a house with twenty bedrooms I'd HAVE to fill it with twenty kids from Reece's Rainbow :)

I'm just so frustrated with money. If I had it right now I'd use it to help families bring their children home. I'd use it to go on mission trips to help children in orphanages, and help families understand that it is a great thing to keep their children with Down Syndrome. I'd want to help them see how amazing these children are. I'd help them know the love their child with down syndrome would bring them. And of course I'd adopt again. My four girls need some brothers :)


  1. Great post Jenn and a great way to put words to the American Disease of always wanting more. I get infected with it sometimes too but when I remember ALL of the kids we left behind in Nadia's orphanage, it makes me want to spend more money on rescuing them.

  2. You have such a heart for orphans you can hear it in yoru post. You are 100% right about the financial issues coming up once families commit, we've had our share! But God has worked through it and we have faith we will have the money to bring Olga home soon.

    Thank you for standing up for these children & the families who are trying to bring them home!!!

  3. I know exactly how you feel, I always say that if I won the lottery I would fill every RR account to the maximum. Imagine how many families could come forward if money were not a concern! As it is I just donate five or ten dollars at a time when I can.

  4. Hi Jenn!

    I don't understand people's insatiable need for the next thing either. I-pod, I-phone, I-pad, I-WHAT?! I don't have any I-things, and I am just fine and dandy! I don't need the latest clothes, designer purses, or fancy dinners. And, you know what? All of my thriftiness over the years allowed us to pay for our entire adoption ourselves. I wish more people would leave the mall empty handed and put the money into an adoption grant or their own adoption fund. Thank you for posting this because maybe you will make someone realize the most important things in life can't be bought (well, unless you're handing over some money for a cute kiddo!!:)

    xoxo, Kari

  5. Oh Jen, don't get me started on this. It is very frustrating that people can have the room, money and necessities a child needs and yet never even consider the thought of bringing an orphaned child home. What has happened to us??? There will come a day when God looks at His Church and asks...what did you do for the "least of these" around the world??? I wish the church would wake up!