Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Read This

The adoption journey is a long one. As I've mentioned in previous weeks, it's often full of twists and turns that cannot be anticipated. Living through it requires a steadfast focus on the end goal. And lots and lots of support. Many of you who are adoptive parents will appreciate this post that I found the other day. It's written by a mom from our adoption agency.

She's still waiting, but I found so much of what she had to say to be very encouraging and inspiring. The lessons she's learning are important ones. Ones that I'm pretty sure we experienced in our own way along the adventure to Li'l Empress, at least to some degree. But this post summarizes it in a way I'd not thought of before.

If you are waiting for your precious one,
let this fill you with hope and strength.

If you are friends with someone who is still waiting,
let this give you discernment on how to pray and support her.

If you have made it through to the other side,
let the message filter through your experience
and prompt you to think about what you learned.

It's not a journey everyone is blessed enough to take. But I can guarantee, if you hop on the ride, you'll never be the same.

4 comments:

Aus said...

"if you hope on for the ride, you'll never be the same"....only someone who has 'taken the ride' and 'gotten back on yet again' can get away with this one - NO KIDDING? ;-0 Sorry - I couldn't resist, that blog is oh so correct and honest - but it's a part of what connects us all as family!

Thanks for finding and sharing that one - hugs -

aus and co.

Gina (Caleeo) said...

Thanks for the wonderful comments on my blog and the lovely post and link - she does have amazing perspective.

Jessica said...

Thanks for sharing this.I am going to pass this along to my sister.

Debbie said...

Thanks so much for your prayers! I woke up today and said this will be Mollys last day to NOT hear anything. It is exciting and scary all at the same time. Our appointment is at 3pm tomorrow...so I am counting down the hours now!