Today has many sorrows.
But I refuse to forget the joys.
I have a little girl who lights up my life.
And calls ME, of all people, her "Mommy."
She is my Father's goodness literally handed to me.
I must never forget His heart. Even when His hand withholds.
May this present pain not stop me from doing that which He has already called me to do.
Or love those whom He has called me to love.
In the hopes for another to enter our home.
May I look into her eyes and remember His loving care for me.
May I rejoice knowing that they, the other couple,
will soon know what it is to be parents.
For the first time.
They will see His love most powerfully on display
as they've never seen before.
It will not be without great pain.
For them, in the waiting.
For the birthmom, in the relinquishment.
For us, in the letting go.
But joy will dawn again.
Adoption brings beauty out of pain.
Joy out of sorrow.
Today we squeezed a little tighter.
Today we cherished what is right in front of us.
And we think this little gal's a keeper. ;)
"Weeping may last through the night, but joy comes with the morning..." Psalm 30:5