And now I have decided to publish that broken and unfinished post from 2 years ago because little did we know that on that "same day"our youngest daugher would be born.
Today, 2 years later we celebrate her 2nd birthday
The title of my post was: Joyfully Persevering
"It's been a while since I've sat down to write. I think part of the reason is because we've been hit by some pretty challenging obstacles across the way. It was tempting to go around the obstacles or give up, but Sol and I chose to go through them, tackle them one at a time and trust that this is the journey that God has for us.
"Perseverance: continued steady belief or efforts, withstanding discouragement or difficulty; persistence."
I love one of Robert Frost's quotes: " The best way out is always through."
"I am still confident of this; I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.
Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart.
Wait for the Lord."
"Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything."
Once again I am blown away...
God was there in the midst of our birth mother's labor and the birth of this beautiful baby girl. He had/has incredible plans for each one of us that I don't think I will ever be able to piece together.
And yet...it's okay - I don't need to understand.
I am thankful that we did persevere and didn't give up. Although we aren't at the finish line yet, I am so grateful that we chose the way through and not the way out.
He is mighty enough to save you.
He will take great delight in you.
The quietness of his love will calm you down.
He will sing with joy because of you."