Wednesday, May 25, 2011

What is a Hannah? What is a James?

Hannah James is a name that has a lot of meaning for me.  In adoption, most parents have to wait a long, long time in order to bring their babes home.  Many adopting families wait well past the 9 months of a regular pregnancy.  In our case, we could be waiting as long as two years, or more.  I have heard of families adopting from China that wait five years or longer, FIVE YEARS!  

There is one women in the Bible I have looked up to that dealt  patiently in waiting for a child, her name is Hannah.  I love Hannah's story.  I love that she brought her hopes and dreams and difficulties to the Lord.  I love that she put all her hope in the one who we need to put our hope in, God.  She so longed for a child and I know that the adopting mothers out there are longing to be with their babies too - and I hope we can all find peace in the Lord and lean on Him for strength through our own adoption journey.  

The second name that I chose for the shop is James.  It comes from James 1:27, "Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you."  Basically it represents the babes we are longing for.  The precious orphans we care about.  

The shops mission is to help other Hannah's so we can bring home more James's.  By helping other moms,  and families, we can help bring home more orphans!  I love the name, hoping you do too!

1 comment:

jendenscott said...

Love how you chose the name for the blog. We are currently just beginning to raise funds to adopt, we are hoping to adopt a child with down syndrome internationally. I'm a SAHM to 4 and our kids are so excited to adopt a new sibling, they don't understand how long it is going to take for us to save enough money to move forward with an adoption though, just praying that God gives us patience and provides in a mighty way. :)