My son crawled wearily into bed, barely pulling the covers around him. “I don’t know why I’m so tired,” he said as he closed his eyes. “Probably because you had a full day of school followed by wrestling practice.” “Mm-hmm,” he whispered.
I looked at this beautiful boy, on the brink of being a teen, and breathed in, my eyes filling with tears. I love being his mom.
Adoption is complicated. We step into brokenness with hearts longing to bring wholeness to our children. It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done.
I thought I had what it would take to parent my children; I was wrong.
Thankfully, I know the One who does have what it takes, in fact, He has it all. I turn to God again and again as I parent my kids and He pours out peace and grace. I spend a lot more time praying and trusting now than I did when I was young.
Adoption and foster care reveal our own brokenness in unexpected ways. Our own sinful hearts are examined and found wanting, which is ultimately good news because we find ourselves once again in need of Jesus.
So much loss, and love, and sorrow, and joy.
I wouldn’t miss it for the world.
You’re invited to join me in the kindest and most compassionate community for adoptive moms, The Hope Circle. We recognize the hard and celebrate the beauty of adoption in this online membership community.
You’ll be mentored, supported, and encouraged so:
- You can embrace your life once again
- Renew your love for being a mom
- Release your expectations for your kids and accept them more fully
- Feel strong and courageous
- Know you’re not alone and there is no shame in suffering
- Draw close to God and rest in Him
- Recognize the beauty rising from the ashes of struggle
And you won’t be alone – we’ll be together in the journey.
I hope you’ll join us.
With courage and hope,
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