Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Sometimes what is beautiful is not pretty.

Part of the adoption process we are experiencing is viewing "situations" of birthmothers who are giving their babies up for adoption. Their lives are outlined in bullet points, most of the time in fragments rather than full, complex sentences. There is little elaboration, little superfluous detail other than clinical facts about drug use, medical histories, financial woes, and relationship catastrophes that have brought them to this point.
From the start, we have determined to pray for each woman whose story we encounter, determined to lift each of them up before our Heavenly Father. We cannot imagine the circumstances that have brought them to this point in their lives. But we do know much we respect them, how grateful we are to them, not only for how much their decisions affect us, but others just like us who desire a family-- little shoes littering the house, baseball bats and tutus decorating the floors and hallways, tiny socks and onesies taking over the laundry room.
We don't claim to know anything more than what these situation sheets offer us, but we do know there is a woman out there who is or will be soon carrying the baby we will welcome into our home and call our own. And we'll be praying for her everyday.

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