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Thursday, August 20, 2015

A song rising from the ashes...

When the struggle seems more than we can bear...

the cancer... the chemo... the pain... the grief...

When we are worn from the weight of this world.

 And all we want is to know a song can rise from the ashes of a broken life...


Might we all be encouraged...

There is Hope... For Redemption Wins... A song will rise...
The struggle will end.

Praying for you, my friend, take heart this day,
Journey on in Grace,

Love, Jane



Friday, August 14, 2015

When a family grows in love...

Be still my heart...  our family has grown by 3 beautiful babes...



 ...in an instant the Judge made permanent what has been a journey of love for so very long!



From the uncertainty of foster care
to the
forever arms of family...


It is a celebration of the power of faith and love...
and the sacrifice a mother and dad made so that their little ones would have a chance to rise out of the hopelessness and despair that birthed them.

It wasn't an easy road for the biological parents to walk...
drugs dogged their steps and taunted their resolve.
In the end, the climb was too steep,
the addiction too powerful...

And how do you explain that to the vacant-eyed woman who can't remember to feed her babies, let alone change their diapers... whose only thought is her next hit and why are these babies crying, they just keep crying... they lay for hours in filthy car seats while the smoke hangs in the air, dirty dishes and cigarettes lying everywhere...a daddy who disappears for days on end... and how do you raise up a child here?

My heart aches for their loss...
These children are smart and funny and so truly precious...
their smiles will melt a heart
and their belly laughs make you love them more...
their first steps and first teeth
and snuggling up all baby soft after bath...
and this momma gave away all that to run after the drugs she can't give up.

God knows the aches of the heart.
And He can change the story....

For these 3 littles, their story begins anew this week!



"Born not from our flesh,
But born from our heart.
You were longed for and wanted
and loved from the start.
                                 ~
anonymous

Welcome home Babies!
Welcome Home!