We made this adoption video of Kieran in time to play it for Orphan Sunday, Nov 4, 2012, but we couldn’t post it because one of Kieran’s friends in the video had not yet passed court. He has since passed court and, in fact, his family is in Ethiopia right now to bring him and his brother home!
Back when we were in the process of adopting Aidan and Eva, there were two songs that I knew I wanted to use as adoption video songs, but one of them just didn’t apply to Aidan and Eva. (Here is the one song in Aidan and Eva’s video from 2010.) This second song, “Your Hands” by JJ Heller, tells of sorrow and pain and God’s compassionate hand in the lives of the suffering. Though Aidan and Eva’s story does have more of that than they know, Aidan and Eva are so happy all the time that their past is just not as visible. Little did I know at the time that we would soon have another son that the song would fit perfectly to. When I heard the song again at the beginning of our pursuit of Kieran, it was one more small way in which I knew God was directing us specifically to bring him home as our son.
Today, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, is the perfect day to share our video with you.
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream that one day little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers. I have a dream today. —Martin Luther King, Jr.
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