Our Adoption Story

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

If it's not mine...then who's is it?

I (Adam) have been thinking a lot lately about the scope of what can be considered a "full life."  Val and I just had two friends pass away this weekend; one from Lou Gehrig's Disease and the other in a car accident.  It's weird for these kind of things happen in general, but especially when it's people we know, and when we feel like we're still "too young to mourn the loss of peers."

All that to say, I've been realizing that if I trust that God is a good God and that He is in control even of situations like these, then He's in control of my baby.  And like it or not, I'm going to ultimately give up control (as though I felt like I had any) over what happens both in Val's pregnancy and after the baby's finally here.  It's not mine, it's His.  He will do for our child and our family what He knows is best, even if it doesn't feel comfortable or like the way we would have picked, He will always work "for the good of those who love Him."  

Maybe I just need to redefine what I believe "good" to be, and trust that with me, and with Val, and with this baby, that God's good is the best good.


Josh, Amy, Olivia, Josiah said...

I'm so sorry about your friends. I love you.

Cindi Clark said...

I have been praying for you both this week knowing how much pain follows losing friends or family to death.

In times like this, I am always brought to new levels of realization of the shortness of this life and the importance of what we do for the Lord with our moments on this earth.

I appreciate your thoughts as you and Valerie are in the wake of the tragic news of your friends this week. I will continue to pray for you both.

You are right...this baby is His...I know. I have entrusted my babies, babies-in-law, and grandbabies to Him over and over. I say over and over because I sometimes forget and try to take charge myself. But trust this...He is way smarter than any of us and is more than worthy of our trust.

I love you...all three of you!


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