The phrase was one we wanted to run from. Our families were hesitant too. What if this; what if that. But praise God that we didn’t go with our feelings. We sought God’s direction and stepped into the unknown.
In my surrender, God spoke. He told me that just as I love more than one child, so can my daughter love more than one mama. There doesn’t need to be competition. There doesn’t need to be control. There doesn’t need to be fear. The more I prayed, the more my heart saw this mama for who God made her; brave, courageous, a fighter, and someone I HOPE I could be if I had were in her shoes.
As I fell in love with this First mama to our daughter, I fell in love with all 5 of our kids’ birth mamas. I was able to surrender fear after fear and just rejoice in the idea of sharing life all together. I want nothing more than for my kids to have the freedom to love us both.
When we can push our hearts to reach this point, I believe THAT is when we can offer the genuine, perfect love that Jesus graciously extends to us each day.
Gifts of Grace