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A Labor of Love

January 17, 2008

I currently have several couples who are beginning their adoption journey. What I remind them all is that all the ground work that they are doing is part of their “labor.” The paperwork seems endless some days, the pressure of finances can be daunting, and the ache in the heart to know the child that will someday be theirs is often times heavy to bear. Because I’ve walked this journey I know the reality of this “labor of love.”

There were days when our journey seemed no different for me than the months I carried my biological children in my womb. And there were days when it seems like an even deeper “carrying.” Though I didn’t carry Elia in my womb, I carried my her in my heart, in my mind, and in my spirit. Love was for her was born in my heart, planted there by God.

So I encourage you today, if you are walking this journey, whether you are just starting or you have been walking it for what seems like forever, what you carry in your heart is precious.

As I was thinking of this today, I was reminded of a post I wrote months ago before Elia was born. Read it HERE if you’re interested.

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Stepping Out of the Boat permalink
    January 26, 2008 3:18 am

    What a beautiful way to put it. There is such an intesity to it that can only be understood if you have journeyed the adoption road yourself.

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