Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Blog of the Day

"But to do justly, and to love Mercy, and to walk humbly with our God." Micah 6:8

I am starting a new feature on my blog. I already do products I love, now I am going to share blogs that I love. I had a lot of time when I was on bedrest to do well, nothing. One of the things that I would do to keep my mind busy was read other blogs that were about what I was going through, had gone through, or could go through. There are many great blogs out there about adoption, IC, OB/GYN issues, general medical blogs, grief, infertility, preemies, and child loss. Since many women are reading my blog for the same purpose, I decided to share my favorite blogs. I like doing it this way because I can explain why I love them.

The first blog of the day is Road to Mercy. This blog is a little different because I am blessed to call the author of this blog my dear friend. Her name is Melissa and she is my pastor's wife. Over the past few years our church has been going to Uganda for Libraries of Love (an excellent mission). While there last summer, Melissa met an infant at an orphanage named Mercy. She fell in love. Without repeating too much of what you can read in her blog, her husband and her decided to adopt her and are going through the long, stressful process of an international adoption.

Melissa and Mercy

This blog is a sweet, poignant, thought-provoking journey through the process of adoption and the call to serve as Christians. It is also fascinating to find out more about the people of Uganda.

If you didn't know, international adoption is very expensive. Her family is raising money to help cover the costs. One of the things they are doing is selling t-shirts designed especially for Mercy and the process to her her. I am showing it below. Read her blog and you will find out exactly what is behind the design on the shirt and what it means. If you are interested in one, the information to order one is on her blog, or just let me know. Here is the link to the blog: I hope you are as blessed by this blog as I am.

The t-shirt (Jake, his cousins, and I are all ordering one)


Alena said...

I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


Stephanie Shaw said...

Thank you very much, I appreciate you taking the time to leave a comment and I hope to hear more from you.