Before we get to Five Minute Friday, I’d like to share something new I’ve been working on.
Motherhood: A Balanced Perspective devotional series
Join me as we go deeper on how to choose the good portion with a 7-day devotional email series called, Motherhood: A Balanced Perspective. I’ve teamed up with two AMAZING moms. Ruthie and Keri are sharing from their abundant wisdom and I can’t wait for you to read what they wrote!
This email devotional series will include Scripture, inspiration, and Mama Mantras to keep you balanced throughout your day. We’ll also include a beautiful printable of the Mama Mantras for you to use as a visual reminder!
Five minutes. No edits. No revisions. Set the timer….Go!
When I read the word for this week, my stomach turned. I wish this word wasn’t associated with my daughter….but it is. Her abandon date is sometime in May, and I’ve hated that word since I laid eyes on her. Since my heart has opened and welcomed her in, a piece of me lives in her now.
So when I speak about her, I want to forget that part of her story. I want to imagine she was just birthed into our family in that civil affairs office.
But she wasn’t. Another mother gave birth to her, and I think of that woman so often. I’ve heard the heartbreaking condemnation from “friends” who “can’t imagine…..” but I also know it is part of my girl’s story. I was reminded recently that I am her memory keeper. I have and hold the memories of her past. They are written on papers saved on my computer and in files down in my basement.
The word abandon is a part of who she is, and she will need to walk through the pain, heartache, and utter devastation that word means. I pray to God I can hold her as she weeps in the future at the horribleness of that word. I also pray God will fill those cracks that word has caused in her tiny heart. I pray she will find peace and joy knowing that abandon is only a part of her past, but it will never EVER be part of her future.
She was left, but she is also chosen. Today she is a chosen daughter. Not by me, or my husband, but by a heavenly Father. He allowed the hurt so He could heal. I pray for healing for her. I pray she will see her life was saved not by a family, but by the God who sets the lonely in families. My love will not be enough to keep her from hurting, but God’s love is enough.
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