They have taken a stand for life that many think is crazy, stupid, or at the very least insane. You see they decided that they were being called to adopt a child that would die. Now that sounds silly all of our children will die sometime. This child would die possibly before leaving the hospital, maybe within a few hours, few days, few weeks, few months.
In the 55 DAYS that Selah was alive- she has been a witnessing tool that no one could have imagined. She connected them to her birth mother who has accepted Jesus Christ as a result. She has blown away nurses, doctors, and yes even the policeman that came the morning of her death. What happened? She let them all know in her own special way that she was valuable. How? Because her family said so. They loved her like any child should be loved. She was adorable! That helps. She cried out when mommy wasn't there. She did the things most babies do....except she would not be here very long.
All of the people who have been blog stalking (hey, I can't help it- she was very cute!), who met the family, got a chance to see Jesus! A real live photo of HIS LOVE! They would ask what her name meant- When they replied well it is found in Scriptures and it means- stop- think and praise God. David uses it a lot in the Psalms. They would say - do you not know that your child will die anyway? Yes we do, and we know that every second she is alive is sooo very precious. What- you do??? Why? Because she was created by GOD. You see we believe that ALL LIFE is WORTH EVERYTHING TO GOD!!!
This is what it really means to be Pro- Life! This is the definition of what it means to REALLY KNOW that every child is PRICELESS! Praise God for Selah and for the eternal witness she was and is. Thank You God for her precious life. Thank you for this precious family that stepped out in faith for YOU.
Then to top it off- if you are wondering about how the other 10 children are taking it.... I am pasting this from their blog- I am sure they won't mind :)
Six hours after she passed away, Kya and I were sitting on the couch talking quietly and she aske me, "Mommy, when can we get another baby to love?" I looked at her and said, "Really? you want to do this all over again?". She had a huge smile on her face and said, "Yes mom... every baby needs a family." I said, "Do you want a healthy one or a sick one?" She said, "Either, but a sick one needs us more." I guess that pretty much sums up how our kids are doing. Amazing. Full of love. Changed for the better. Secure. And proud that they helped "do the hard thing" that Jesus asked us to do.
To God be the glory.