Sunday, January 18, 2009

The End of an Era

I haven't blogged for more than a month!!! When I finally catch up with all that we have been up to, you will know why. It's been crazy around here! I'll start with the most recent and work my way back.

I have served as the Primary (children's organization) President at church for almost 3 years. Today I was released from that calling and it was bittersweet.
Bitter-because I've been so wrapped up in my responsibilities for so long that it is hard to let go, and because I will miss the children, and because I will really miss working closely with the three ladies (above) that have become dear friends. We have certainly bonded in the trenches and these women have taught me what it means to go the extra mile because they have done it with every assignment that they have been given.
Sweet-because the calling has served it's purpose in my life. When I was first called, it was just a couple of weeks after our dossier had been sent to China and I wondered how I was going to occupy myself during the wait-that question was quickly answered! I don't think that it is any coincidence that I was released on the same day that our agency called checking to see that our file and immigration paperwork was in order because we are 'getting ready to receive a referral in the next couple of months...' (Yep, that's what they said!!!)
Every adoptive parent has to ask themselves at some point if they are capable of loving a child born to someone else. I have been blessed for the last three years to have had a calling that taught me that yes, I most certainly can.


Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

Sounds like you have been doing a great thing..

Lisa and Tate said...

You are such a sweet person.... just reading this tells me how truly beautiful you are both in the inside and out.