Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Tell me 3 things that have made YOU who you are ....

That was a statement I had to complete today while I was filling out some paperwork.  I wish that I had saved it or copied and pasted it to a word document because it was thought provoking.  I am going to try and recreate my answers here ...

What a loaded question first of all.  There are so many things that could be said.

1.  First and of the most importance I am defined by the scars on Jesus hands.  I have been rescued out of the domain of darkness and transferred into the Kingdom of HIS beloved Son in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.  I no longer have to walk in darkness but I get to be in the light!! I think its no coincidence that I love the sunshine.  I am to wear this rescue every single day in my relationships, interactions with others, etc.  I have this utmost need to constantly shed my depravity and take on His righteousness living in grace.  This is no easy feat.  Thank goodness its not about me.

2.  When I was six years old my dad died from what is now a very common skin cancer.  He was 30 years old.  He left behind my very pregnant mom. myself and my younger sister and soon to be brother.   I have now lived seven years longer than he got to.  This is thought provoking to me.  There's probably so much I could say about this but my mind is just looking for how to put it all in words so I will just say this has for sure shaped me.

3. Adoption it rocked my world..... in good and bad and yes the good outweighs the bad, but there is HARD none the less.  Becoming a mama is a life changing event in the first place.  Bringing home a child or two who were once orphans is hard business, add on top of that their medical needs and just neediness period that was a whole new ball game for me.  I had three healthy not super needy boys, I was the queen of involvement in lots of areas.  I was being stripped .... and oh how this was soo good for me.  My perspective on so many things is so different now.  I have seen Christ in such a way as I hope to never forget.  This is an ongoing journey more like a marathon or two ... and I am pretty sure I won't see the finish line on this side of life.

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