Saturday, September 17, 2011

~*From The Heart*~

Adoption is on my heart, as if this were news to any of you, and encouraging others to take the step to adopt is always on my heart as well.  However, yes, there is an however, I would be doing you all an injustice if I didn't tell you the TRUTH about adoption.

The truth.  The truth is that it is the hardest, most beautifully rewarding and painful thing you will ever go through.  Many families are blessed with children without attachment, adjustment, abandonment and adoption challenges.

  Then there are the REST of us!  
We all KNEW it would be hard. We read the right books, we talked to all the right people, prepared our hearts and our children's hearts, but until your THERE in the thick of the tantrums, the cussing, the pee, the poop, the blood, the defiance, the rudeness, the fear and the pain, there is nothing you can do to prepare for THAT.  

I kissed each and every breath with a prayer those first 6 months.  I could not take a breath without uttering a prayer.

  Am I weak?  Did I ask for this?  Am I uneducated?  *Gasp* How dare you even suggest such a thing!  

I think the strongest people in the world are the ones that can truly humble themselves before the Lord.  You want to be humbled?  Adopt.  It will ROCK your world!
I have been so blessed by late night urine and bloody nose cleanups....I have been so blessed by holding a screaming, crying, struggling child.  It brought me to humility in the simplest of ways. To rely on and lean into my God in a way I had never done before.  It brought such a precious intimacy with Him that I treasure.  

In the next few weeks I will attempt to introduce to you this miracle working mountain moving awe inspiring King that I serve.  I cannot do Him justice with my words; yet I will try.

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