Today, on my 24th birthday, I am SO grateful for my mother and father who have been my rock, my protectors, my miracles, my examples of what it means to live a Godly and meaningful life, who have always been there for me through thick and thin, who have showed me what it means to live on a foundation of Godly principles, hope, grace, forgiveness and redemption. I am so thankful that they CHOSE me–when I did nothing to deserve it and was a handful of medical complications–they saved my life!!!
I also honor my birth mother for her courage to give me the gift of my family. It has truly been the greatest gift I’ve been given. She also gave me and so many others the wonderful gift of sharing her story as well as mine. Because of her humility and willingness to let her story by told, thousands of lives have been touched and changed. She is one amazing lady for that!
All in all, 24 years ago, God was at work. He was not going to give up on one of his children that he made in his own image. He does that every day for still–continually pursuing me–and He will do that for all of us because he loves us and adopted us as His own. I am thankful to not only have an earthly father who is my rock but an eternal father who is my savior.