IF I TOLD YOU MY STORY, it began with adoption. A courageous woman doing the almost impossible–letting go of a child she carried as part of her for 9 months. All these years she probably hasn’t known how blessed I am to call another woman “mother”. I honor my birth mother today for her sacrifice and love. If it were not for my mom, Aileen, (adoptive mom)–whom I love more than words could ever say– I would not have the peace in my life that comes from being introduced to the source of true life, light, hope and peace that I have known.
No one’s life is pain free or perfect, and mine was not. But my mom, Aileen, had the wisdom when I was two to tell my dad I needed to go to church. My spiritual education and experiences with faith, hope, light and love got me through the greatest traumas of my life.
I talk a lot on the internet about faith and Christ. Those who know me well know I am not a religious fanatic. Those who know me well know I am a quiet, unpretentious person, and I have learned through VERY hard experiences that I cannot go it alone–without God’s help. I want other to know there is always hope. I want others to know that turning to God is reliable, and that I absolutely know I have been rescued, guided and led along, protected, sheltered and kept in God’s watchcare, and that has made ALL the difference through ALL the trials, both large and small, in life.
The wisdom of a mother (my birth mom and especially my adoptive mom) is no small thing. Do not EVER underestimate the power of a mother’s love and INfluence–especially your love if you’re a mom.
This song, “My Story” by Big Daddy Weave, is an accurate reflection of how I feel.