I talk a lot about my birth mother on here because I adore her....but I want to take a moment and talk about my parents. They may have adopted me but they raised me, loved me, cared for me, encouraged me, taught me about life and Jesus; gave me a home and a sister, cousins, extended family; chose me to be theirs; supported me meeting my birth mother because they adore her just as much as I do.
They are mine.
What's really special about them to me and to so many others that know them is that they are missionaries. They work with Cru (originally known as Campus Crusade For Christ) and have for over 30 years. Not only do they reach out, love on, encourage and teach college students about living their life for Jesus but they taught my sister and I as well. We saw their walk with Jesus lived out every single day as they were obedient to live overseas with our family, take in college students into our home to live for months at a time, provided dinner for anyone who needed a meal, conducted acts of love and service, led meaningful conversations, discipled others, adopted my sister and I just as Christ has adopted us into His family and so much more. I am so proud to call them my parents.
This year, I decided to financially invest in their ministry for my "big end of the year gift", as I have before, because in 2016 (and many years to come) they will continue to invest in the lives of everyone they come in contact with. So many people know my family and remember how they were impacted for the kingdom by their generosity, love, wisdom and godliness.
This year, just as years before, I will strive every day to be half the person, mother and Christ follower my parents have been and continue to be. I will continue to fight for and speak life- physically and spiritually as they have. I will continue to give to their ministry and pray that many others do too because what they do with their lives has eternal meaning and impact.
This year- I will live and give generously because that matters. That's what Christ did. That's what my parents have done. That's the kind of person I want to be. Someone to remember...not because I survived an abortion and shared my story all over the country and parts of the world...but because I had a legacy that mattered and made an impact. Just like my parents. Just like Christ.
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