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What junk. I can't imagine viewing my adoption so negatively.

It seems like the author is still struggling with fertility issues.

Just her use of the word "barren" would seem to indicate that you are correct. I know the word is biblical, but we've come a long way from women's entire worth being judged solely on their ability to bear children. It seems, in some way and despite her education, that she's forgotten that.

Obviously all adoptive parents here are here because of fertility issues and we all struggle with them in our own way, but this essay seemed to be one giant wail. I really hope her child doesn't get a whiff of that angst.

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Last night I was thinking about these posts while I was watching my daughter and her school perform the play "The Drowsy Shepherd". The overall message of this play is "all is possible with Christ". Anyway, I was sitting next to my husband and I started thinking about our daughter. She was singing her little lungs out loving to perform in front of the entire audience.

I started thinking about what was God's will - I see it so clearly now but I wonder why...and here is what I thought about...Maybe God wanted me to cherish moments like these in a different way than others...maybe he wanted me to share with others the joy of open adoption...maybe he wanted us to appreciate different cultures...maybe I am thinking too hard about this...=)

God's will was for me to be a mom to 2 wonderful and amazing children...and to help others understand and appreciate the joys of open adoption...

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Last night I was thinking about these posts while I was watching my daughter and her school perform the play "The Drowsy Shepherd". The overall message of this play is "all is possible with Christ". Anyway, I was sitting next to my husband and I started thinking about our daughter. She was singing her little lungs out loving to perform in front of the entire audience.

I started thinking about what was God's will - I see it so clearly now but I wonder why...and here is what I thought about...Maybe God wanted me to cherish moments like these in a different way than others...maybe he wanted me to share with others the joy of open adoption...maybe he wanted us to appreciate different cultures...maybe I am thinking too hard about this...=)

God's will was for me to be a mom to 2 wonderful and amazing children...and to help others understand and appreciate the joys of open adoption...

I agree. The Bible clearly states that God allows us to go through trials so that after we have endured them in faith, we are then able to help others going through similar trials of their own. I know that I could not have made it through our adoption process without the love and support of my friends here on the Abrazo forum who shared their own strength, hope and experiences with me. I have also in turn been given the opportunity to educate several preschool teaching staffs about adoption and how to be more supportive of adoptive families. Every day I look at Jenna, she is so beautiful, and I am amazed that God chose me to be her mother. I am SO blessed to be right where I'm at, no matter what pain it took to get me here!

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I started thinking about what was God's will - I see it so clearly now but I wonder why...and here is what I thought about...Maybe God wanted me to cherish moments like these in a different way than others...maybe he wanted me to share with others the joy of open adoption...maybe he wanted us to appreciate different cultures...maybe I am thinking too hard about this...=)

God's will was for me to be a mom to 2 wonderful and amazing children...and to help others understand and appreciate the joys of open adoption...<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

I agree. The Bible clearly states that God allows us to go through trials so that after we have endured them in faith, we are then able to help others going through similar trials of their own. I know that I could not have made it through our adoption process without the love and support of my friends here on the Abrazo forum who shared their own strength, hope and experiences with me. I have also in turn been given the opportunity to educate several preschool teaching staffs about adoption and how to be more supportive of adoptive families. Every day I look at Jenna, she is so beautiful, and I am amazed that God chose me to be her mother. I am SO blessed to be right where I'm at, no matter what pain it took to get me here!

You said it so perfectly!

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Last night I was thinking about these posts while I was watching my daughter and her school perform the play "The Drowsy Shepherd". The overall message of this play is "all is possible with Christ". Anyway, I was sitting next to my husband and I started thinking about our daughter. She was singing her little lungs out loving to perform in front of the entire audience.

I started thinking about what was God's will - I see it so clearly now but I wonder why...and here is what I thought about...Maybe God wanted me to cherish moments like these in a different way than others...maybe he wanted me to share with others the joy of open adoption...maybe he wanted us to appreciate different cultures...maybe I am thinking too hard about this...=)

God's will was for me to be a mom to 2 wonderful and amazing children...and to help others understand and appreciate the joys of open adoption.

I agree. The Bible clearly states that God allows us to go through trials so that after we have endured them in faith, we are then able to help others going through similar trials of their own. I know that I could not have made it through our adoption process without the love and support of my friends here on the Abrazo forum who shared their own strength, hope and experiences with me.have also in turn been given the opportunity to educate several preschool teaching staffs about adoption and how to be more supportive of adoptive families. Every day I look at Jenna, she is so beautiful, and I am amazed that God chose me to be her mother. I am SO blessed to be right where I'm at, no matter what pain it took to get me here!

I WANTED TO BUMP THIS POST FOR THOSE 4 FAMILIES THAT HAVE BEEN WAITING SO LONG TO MEET THIER FUTURE FAMILIES & BUNDLES OF CLARITY !!

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Thank you, I have really enjoyed these posts! Having infertility issues after my daughter was born I have always felt I enjoyed playing Barbies more, hugged her a little longer and am so thankful to God for her it's beyond words. I've watched moms in the rat race and of course I am guilty of that as well but going through all of this I know I appreciate her (and hopefully soon another little one) and love her with all that I am. Thanks for everyone sharing their thoughts.

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