Ecclesiastes 4:9-10, 12
I've been praying for some time about starting a support group for people like me. You know - people who stepped out in faith, in obedience to foster or adopt a child. Or children. People like me, who wouldn't trade the joy that comes with radical obedience, the joy seen in the faces of their children for anything, but sure would love to have someone understand the pain also seen in the same faces. The struggles. The frustrations. The fear. To know if we're on the right track, or way off base. People who might understand our island, as much as anyone ever can. To talk to, cry with and pray with. People who aren't afraid, because they live on their own island. Different than ours, but similar enough. They too, have made a life long commitment.
God is bringing this burden to reality. I am so thankful for my church family who is supporting me in this, and my friend Leahanne who is going to help me. We aren't sure who will show up, if anyone, but even if it's just the two of us- we'll have each other. And, we will have a support group, where God is center.
It just made sense to me, that I should memorize these verses, and use them as a basis for supporting each other. Friends just being there. The threefold cord- God with us of course!
Will you pray with me as we get this new support group started. That God will be honored, and stressed out, scared, exhausted loving parents of special kids will be encouraged. I'd sure appreciate it!