Monday, July 7, 2008

What I Most Want You To Know: Raising Royalty

I am very excited to begin my new blog project. Every Monday I will feature a different guest blogger who will address the topic of "What I Most Want You To Know" in their own special way. Prepare to be blessed, as these extraordinary people share their hearts with us.

Our first guest blogger this week is my friend Nikisha Ware. Nikisha and I met several years ago when we were both working for the MS Department of Education. She is a wonderful godly woman and a testimony of God's faithfulness. She and her husband David live in the Central Mississippi area with their sons Solomon and Asa. Nikisha says that she is "abundantly blessed and living the good life!"


Three years ago, my husband David and I walked into the Catholic Charities office filled with lots of doubt due to a long roller coaster ride of fertility treatments and failed pregnancies, still wanting a child. After meeting with Angela Griffin, we felt confident that we had found the right place for us. Shortly after our informational meeting, we returned to sign up; we’re so glad we did.

The staff worked very hard to place our bouncing baby boy. God’s puzzles begin to fall surprisingly into place—the paperwork, the references, the background checks, and the home visits all seemed to happen so quickly. We will never forget the day we met our little king, Solomon Taylor Ware on Friday, April 22, 2005.

The transitional family brought our two-week-old son and placed him in our arms. From that day, we knew we were raising royalty. On December 1, 2005, the adoption was complete; King Solomon was ours unconditionally, lovingly. We had our king in under a year. This was unheard of so we definitely had angels on our side.

Miracles do happen! On April 4, 2006, exactly 38 years after the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., another king was born and our dream of becoming (biological) parents was realized when Asa McPherson Ware was born. Since then, we have celebrated many firsts and numerous milestones and Deidra’s loving support has been there for every one of them. Our days and nights have been so much richer since this dream began.

I am so thankful for the chance to share my story and stand witness that if you open your heart and home to the least of us, God can open all kinds of blessings for you.

~Nikisha Ware

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