We are blessed, there’s no doubt about it. We are blessed with this precious, beautiful little girl we call our daughter.
We are blessed to be called Mommy and Daddy, and to be her parents.

The road to little M was a hard one, and the road after bringing little M home was often hard, as well. Someone once told me that adoption is beautiful and the family, and sense of belonging that comes from it, is beautiful, but adoption always begins in pain.
That is so true. I cannot even begin to fathom the pain little M went through.
What I went through to get to little M was only mere discomfort compared to her pain.
And it was my privilege. My blessing.
I was blessed to go through the pain of infertility treatments, because they eventually brought me to little M.
I was blessed to have setback after setback in our adoption process, because those setbacks brought me to the little girl who was meant to be my daughter.
I was blessed to share little M’s pain, and I am blessed to help her through it.
I have been blessed, even though I didn’t know during times of pain that I was being blessed.
Now, looking back, I can see.
I can see how very blessed I truly am.

What if Your blessings come through raindrops, what if Your healing comes through tears. What if a thousand sleepless nights are what it takes to know You’re near…what if my greatest disappointments, or the aching of this life, is the revealing of a greater thirst this world can’t satisfy. And what if the trials of this life, the rain, the storms, the hardest nights…are Your mercies in disguise. ~Laura Story


  1. Proud Mama and Papa on June 25, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    well said – we, the parents, are the lucky ones to have been led to them

  2. Leslie Kirk on June 26, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    I found your blog a few months ago on the Taiwan Adoptions page; we adopted our son from Taiwan. Love this post; I can definitely relate!! You said it perfectly! 🙂

  3. Melissa on June 26, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    I adore this song! And while I haven't been using this song as a reference to our adoption (more for the cancer/learning experience), it is PERFECT for the blessing of our children.

  4. Grace on June 30, 2011 at 3:31 am

    amen, sister. amen.

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