Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year!


Welcome to 2014, everyone!

My hope and prayer at this time is for all the children still waiting for their forever families to find them and bring them home.

I also have a special prayer for all the families who have their new children home and are still struggling to find a new normal where everyone is content and settled. So many families, including my own, have moved to new homes for the sake of their children. We all know how hard that can be on the heels of adding to the family, which is when most of us crave the love and support of our friends and neighbors and what is familiar, not to mention financial strain and that first year of getting all the special needs sorted out with the medical appointments, diagnostic procedures, surgeries, therapy appointments, etc...

Please realize that you are not alone. There are so many of us in the adoption community going through the same things that you are, feeling the same feelings and enduring the same struggles. God has not forsaken you! He is there, but the load we carry is heavy. Turn to Him in prayer and He will ease your burden, give you strength and provide ways and means to get it all done. I know it can seem impossible sometimes, but it's true and things will get better. I promise you!

3 comments:

Renate said...

Happy New Year to you and your sweet family.

Shecki Grtlyblesd said...

Thank you! Wishing you settledness and contentment in the new year, as well. :)

Marie B - The Woodlands, TX said...

Thank you for the encouragement...we are home 13 days from China with a new 4 year old, and I am struggling to get my life back together. He's a handful but so very sweet. I can see progress everyday. Best wishes to your family.