I wrote this a month and 4 days ago. The go home day was delayed, but God as always had a plan and perfect timing. A family reunited!! God is so good!!
Today is what this journey is all for. Today is the day I pass the baton of motherhood back to the one God initially blessed this precious one to. The past months have been amazing to see the power of Jesus break the chains binding a mother. The chains that prevented a mother from truly being able to embrace her gift. Freedom, hope, peace, joy and love have now replaced the enslaved, hopeless, restless, despair, and lostness that once was.
The emotions within me are everywhere. My spirit is up in the clouds!! I feel the warmness of Jesus’ embrace. It is as though he is hugging me while spinning in a circle so fast my feet are flying off the ground! We are singing, cheering and doing spiritual high fives and fist bumps!!!! We are standing in the winners circle against the enemy together!! Jesus has all the love, power, healing, and righteousness… I’m just here for saying “Ok Lord I will!”. For allowing Him to use our family as His hands and feet.
Out of the children that have left our care this is the best reason. This is the goal! Restoring families, lives, and healing is why we do this!!
Why in my humanness am I grieving so deeply? Last night I was the recipient of one of the longest hugs I remember in my life. This precious one hung on to me and was rubbing the material of my sweatshirt between her fingers on my shoulder. There were no words and didn’t need to be. Sometimes there just are not words to explain all the emotion. We had been talking about all the positiveness and excitement of the new life in the future. My phone was in reach so I snapped a picture of this sweet moment. My eyes look so glassy as I was fighting with everything to not cry in front of this precious little one. This is a very positive and happy time. Lord why do I feel such a heavy weight of grief? In my spirit I feel Jesus’ embrace and in my humanness I feel Him carrying me. His comfort is amazing how he reassures that the pain I feel is because a chapter in the journey is closing and a new one is beginning. With every ending and beginning there is pain in life . There is something lost and gained. There is a cost for what is worthwhile and good.
Great love will always bring great grief as seasons of life change. It is an “empty nester” type of grief with each child that leaves I am finding. How amazing that God can bring strangers into our home and give my heart the ability to love them as my very own. I love them all down to the very core of who I am. That is why such a deep grief and sadness washes over me as they leave to their next life chapter. This is a pain I am so very grateful for! Thank you Lord for allowing me to love, thank you for loving through me, thank you for the blessing and opportunity to be a part of each of the journeys you have blessed us with. This hurts, but I would say yes again a thousand times over.
I have to add that in this situation what has been gained is an adult daughter, a grand daughter and a grandson. God is so good and so amazing how he brings lives together!!