I feel very privileged to be part of my author friend, Mary DeMuth's launch team for one of her newest books, The Wall Around Your Heart. Being the introvert that I am, I am so guilty of building walls around my heart, keeping everyone at a safe distance. Until one day I sadly realized just how pitifully lonely I was. I'd pushed everyone away. The pain from our first adoption attempt was so much heavier and harder to bear than I had ever imagined it could be. I guess the wall served a purpose for awhile, keeping me clinging to God for strength for my every step. However, healing didn't come until I let Him use my broken heart to minister to others. This book helped me to see that the wall gets built one simple brick at a time, and the key is taking our hurts to God immediately rather than even reaching for that first brick. Check out the website above and consider purchasing a copy of my friend's book.
- 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.