Wednesday, July 23, 2008

The Adoption Journey

This was written by Linsey, another mother on the road to adoption...when several families were delayed again, after a long wait, in getting their court date completed. I thought it was worth sharing, no matter what stage of the journey we are on.

Growth means change and change involves risk, stepping from the known into the unknown; Each one of us is on a journey.

We all started for different reasons, some because of barren wombs, others simply desiring to love a child yet all have been called by God. Called to walk a path that most would never consider. It is a path you must travel, where your heart is open and vulnerable. You must lay down all your weapons of defense before you are allowed to start your journey.

You are required to expose all that you are; your short comings, your faults, and your mistakes all the while convincing someone that you are fit for the task. You are told ahead of time that the road is long and hard.

There will be moments when the path is clear, the road is marked and your strength will be renewed.

There will also be moments when you stand in a fog unable to decipher which way to turn and your mind will be clouded with doubt. In moments like these you need to remember your beginning.

Remember that you were called by God.

Look up, grasp hold of His fingers, close your eyes, and let the sound of His voice lead you out of the fog. Speak to Him, remind Him of the signs you've been given that declaed ryour called journey.

In remembering your faith will rise up.


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