Long story short, I realized that I could not continue living in TW. I have an awesome God who needs me. I have a husband and children who need me. I need me. SO, in order to change, I began to offer up a prayer every time my mind wandered to TW. I pray for 3 things.
1 - I pray for a mother somewhere in the world to not terminate her pregnancy. I pray that she find the courage, the strength and the resources to recognize the miracle that God has entrusted to her.
2 - I pray for a family somewhere in the world to recognize the spark of desire to adopt an orphan in themselves and to act on it.
3- I pray that God prepare the heart of an orphan to be ready for their adoption. That He calm their fears, that He has His mighty hand present while these precious children meet their new family. That He keep these children healthy and happy in their present situation.
At the end of each day, I am proud to remember all the prayers that have been offered up by me to our Mighty God for orphans. I am allowing myself to be excited each night that at the close of the day, I am one day closer to holding my daughter in my arms.
TW. I was excited at Mass today, when Father Straz read the following:
|Mark 13: 24 - 32|
|24||"But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light,|
|25||and the stars will be falling from heaven, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken.|
|26||And then they will see the Son of man coming in clouds with great power and glory.|
|27||And then he will send out the angels, and gather his elect from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of heaven.|
|28||"From the fig tree learn its lesson: as soon as its branch becomes tender and puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near.|
|29||So also, when you see these things taking place, you know that he is near, at the very gates.|
|30||Truly, I say to you, this generation will not pass away before all these things take place.|
|31||Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.|
|32||"But of that day or that hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.|
TW. When will it end? When will we travel?