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Do you ever feel STUCK? In 2000, I began looking for answers to some tough questions in my life. I'd searched high & low and finally conceded to search the promises found in the Bible. Those promises have sustained & guided me through the loss of a parent, the struggle with anxiety & depression, the loss of a valued relationship and so much more! I've found joy amid the pain. And, I want to share it with you!

15 October 2014

A Living Legacy

A great-grandmother holds a baby.
And, the memory of her -
her works & deeds
will live on...
My mind is full as I write this in the wee hours of the night. I can't sleep. And, I'm perfectly fine with that. My heart is full & overflowing. Certain things happen in life and, they just feel right... and you're filled with joy. 

Last week a young woman gave birth to a beautiful, healthy baby. She desired a life for her child that she could not provide - security, provision and love. She made the decision to relinquish her child to the care of parents who would give her baby what she could not. By what I believe is & was God's provision, that infant was placed into the loving home of some of our dearest friends. The world has become a better place as this family has grown & welcomed this child. And, lives will never be the same - but be greatly enriched - for anyone touched by this story.

This new family will observe traditions from those before them and begin new traditions together with this little one. This family will share joys and sorrows. They will find support, comfort & encouragement in each other. This precious child will learn the stories of this family. This child will watch parents who model Christ in their professions AND in their day-to-day lives. This child will watch them taking Christ out into the world. 

Rosa Parks said: 
"Memories of our lives, of our works and our deeds, will continue in others."
When my story here on earth has ended, will the world be a better place? Will the lives of those I touched be enriched? What works & deeds am I cultivating in my life TODAY that will remain here... in the memories of others?

When I awake in the morning, may I strive to be the best I can be!

Linked with the Nesting Place community through the write31days challenge, October 2014 - post No 15.


  1. Giving a child up for adoption has to be the most selfless act there is.

    1. I agree Melissa. And, this young mother's child by birth will grow up in a family full of God's love!