Meet the Gundersons…

Posted by on Feb 1, 2013 | 2 comments

Here is a blurb from mom Jessie Gunderson. They are adopting 2 older children from Ethiopia and are in the midst of raising funds. If you would like to help bring these 2 kiddos into a wonderful family, consider donating to their adoption during February and you will also be entered to win a pair of tickets to Disneyland!!!!

I’ll Never Get my Life Back

I’ve never thought of myself as the mothering type. I was the girl making mud pies and riding horses. The delight I experienced once I started having kids surprised me but I still longed for a day when they’d be grown up and I’d get my life back.

One day I was thinking about God’s profound love for us and how Jesus gave up his life so we could live and I began to change. I realized I couldn’t love God and despise His creation. I prayed for Jesus to show me how to love people.

I’ve been a mother eleven years this December, learning how to love, surrender my agenda and the perfectionist tendencies, and grow to a place where I no longer want a different life. Isaiah 58:10 says to spend yourself. And as I studied God’s selfless character, I realized that’s how I want to be.

I delivered a little boy, my fifth child, at our home in the woods and I knew that our family wasn’t complete. God revealed over the next year and a half, His plan for further growing our family to include internationally adopted children. We’re currently in the process of adopting a 5 and 7 year old brother and sister from Ethiopia. She wants to be a judge when she grows up and he wants to be a runner. The journey toward them is immense and the heart change has taken me a lifetime but I no longer want out. I want to surrender to Christ’s strength and lean on him so I can spend myself loving the least of these.

The Gunderson crew!

Here is the link to their blog. Please check it out.




  1. That was beautiful!

  2. Thanks so much for sharing our story Kameron!

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