A few weeks ago I received a request to share my story by a wonderful media outlet called Love What Matters. Their platform reaches 8 Million people. I was in shock and at the same time honored. I was asked specifically to share my adoption story.
As I was preparing I felt this tension to keep it light and also to be brutally honest. In reality my story isn’t light. It isn’t just a beautiful fairy tale story. It is heavy and tough, full of failure and fear. I couldn’t, in good faith, keep the harsh reality of my story while only sharing the beautiful healing moment. I think that would defeat the purpose of the gift given.
The reason I share such a personal journey is because I truly believe healing cannot begin unless we can recognize the ugly brokenness and failure surrounding our lives. My desire is to reach anyone who has been in that place of wrestle and heartache! I want the hopelessness you feel to be replaced with hope. I believe sharing my story might help one person step into another day.
To you, the person praying to make it another day this is all for you. Those triggers you feel, press into them. You are not alone. You are loved. I think about you and that is why I share. I feel your moments of brokenness and want you to know you can make it through this! Put one step in front of the other and fix your eyes on a bright future ahead. It won’t be easy to get there but it will be worth it to fight to get there!
You can heal. We can heal. We must heal. We will heal. I believe healing is possible, not just for me but for you as well. Somewhere out there I know there is another beautiful soul crying out for healing in their mind, body, and spirit. I will continue to share my story for you.