Thursday, May 16, 2013

Mother's Day, and the Move

My first mother's day was great. I got to spend it with my mom AND my daughter, and the rest of the family too.

In other news, Naya and I are moving our mini-family to wine country! Also known as my parent's house in Temecula... :) 

My mom and dad had generously offered this to us in the past, and while I appreciated the offer, it was certainly not a part of my Wonder-Woman-Single-Mother plan. However, after some time back at work and long days of daycare for Naya, it became clear that I should quickly grab this opportunity that I have been offered to make the quality of our daily lives better.

Soooo yes, I am now a 36 year old single mother living at my parent's house. But one thing I'm learning as a parent is that what matters is not what society sees or expects of you, but what you find God directs you to and gives you peace about. And when I started the process of adoption, I fully believed that whatever changes or challenges were to come my way, it would be entirely worth it to bring a child to a life where she is loved and taken care of.

As it turns out it does 'take a village', and I'm SO THANKFUL to each of you who are part of Naya's village. I have been regularly overwhelmed by the love and tangible support that has been given to us by my church family, my friends, my family, and now in a way more than I would have asked for, my parents.

God continues to step in where I am lacking and where things are hard for me. He takes my burdens on his shoulders, and shows me a better way. I'm excited to see what's next.

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 2 Corinthians 12:9