I read in the paper this morning that yesterday was National Adoption day in America. I could not help but wonder how different my life could be. What if my birth mother had made a different choice? What if? I don't really like to dwell on the "What if" thoughts of life...
I am so thankful for the sacrifice she made for me. She wanted me to be a daughter with both a Mom and Dad who loved and cared for me. Who loved, not only, God but our brother Jesus Christ. I am thankful that Ike and Gloria live in a way that others know what they believe. Because if they had not... My dad's lab partner from class may not have thought of them when her friend told her about her sister who needed to find a Christan family to adopt the child that grew in her belly. I think the Spirit had something to do with my success story.
I am a pretty lucky girl. My mom is one of my VERY best friends. She and I are a lot a like... sometimes too alike. And my dad... Well... I looked for someone JUST LIKE HIM to marry.
I so love my parents. I love all they stand for. I love their crazy jokes and the silly things that make them tick. I love all the made up words my mom uses in her daily vocabulary. She can work a room like no other can. She knows how to kill people with kindness... something I am still working to master... I marvel at their faithfulness. How they love the missionaries they cared for for 3 years. I love the light in their eyes as they speak of their holy experience in Ghana. I love how they love our children.
Happy National Adoption Day!