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I am a wife, daughter, mother, bilingual teacher, poet, author, women's Bible study teacher, world traveler, orphan advocate, and an adoptive mother.  Our adoption journey has been filled with a lot of hurt and loss, along with even more hope, grace, and healing.  Through it we have experienced more of God than we ever bargained for and have watched Him miraculously redeem our story when we surrendered all the broken pieces to Him.

Surviving the Valley Series

Surviving the Valley Series
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Monday, August 6, 2012

Reliving each detail

My newest book is moving along rather quickly.  I just finished the seventh chapter this morning, which completes the first of three parts of the book.  My goal is to have at least half of the middle part finished by the end of next week when I go back to work.  Truthfully, I don't have any more to write after that because I don't know what's going to happen next......However, writing the last year down, reliving every detail that stood out, has really helped me to see that we're living out an incredible story of God's grace.  It's actually quite an honor to see that our first book was only the beginning of our story, that we're still living out the rest of the story.  I guess that's why He's pressed it so heavily on my heart to continue to write it all down, so that it becomes so blatantly obvious to me that everything we've gone through has just been leading up to a very grand moment that is yet to come.  Just like in any story you read, you can read the signs and the foreshadowing throughout each chapter, knowing that something greater is coming.

I wrote a lot of poetry over the last year that has fit right in to the chapters, which has been neat to see.  But even neater than that has been seeing how I've been able to pull in a lot of poetry that I wrote during other times of life that has connected just perfectly to certain chapters.  Shows how everything you go through in life is just a preparation for what will come later.

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