When I stopped, I fully owned that I was drained from the year but I also realized the beauty in my exhaustion and the blessings of this year. I am drained because I went beyond myself this year. I went beyond my selfish nature to bless others, to give outside of myself, and to change lives.
The is no love walk that I have ever taken that reminds me daily in a humbling way of Christ’s love for me than as a foster to adopt parent.
Whether bringing home a 4-day old newborn, or welcoming a 14-year old teenager, that adjustment time is still there. The time is needed to nurture, love, bond, attach and figure it out. I am learning her unsaid needs, what startles her, how she likes to sleep and even her expressions.
It has been about a month or so since my last post. We have been pretty busy. Last time I posted, I talked about purpose over preference. If you don’t remember, we have been wanting to adopt a 4-10 year old and God brought the possibility of a 14-year old into our life. That isContinue reading “Congrats! It’s a Teenage Girl!”
Lately I have been reading a lot about purpose. My heart’s desire is to live each day fulfilling my creator’s purpose for my life — living the life I was specifically designed for. We all have this life we plan to live and if you are a planner like I am, you mapped it outContinue reading “Purpose Not Preference”