Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Finding Friendship

Good Morning Dear Ones:

This mornings post has been on my heart for quite some time now. Many times I have felt the Lord stop my fingers from typing because my heart was just not in the right place. Things get muddled in the pool of hurt and a lack of understanding, so I waited for the Holy Spirit to make things more clear.

One of the biggest adjustments that has come from our adoption journey has been that every single relationship we have or had changed. Some for the worse and some for the better and some new relationships came into play as well.

As a large family and a special needs family at that, maintaing friendships is hard. Harder than I ever imagined it would be.

I know for us personally our parental responsibilities became so great, that I honestly didn't have, and often times still don't have, a lot left over. So I am sure that plays a huge role in relationship disintegration.

I am seeking God right now about how to find friendship and community again. I desperately miss doing life with others. Feeling a part and being included in relationships outside our family.

Honestly the girls neurological issues make it challenging. It is hard to participate in things with them when you know they struggle with impulse control and cause and effect. With my boys I used to help out in the church office, I could take them with me knowing they would listen to me and behave appropriately. Our childcare support system is minimal at best. So I am waiting on the Lord to help me figure things out. Maybe this is just for a season or maybe I need to learn some more skills or maybe God will help us find a better support system.

There is an awful ache in my heart to feel connected. Please Lord Jesus help me find friendship. Help me find where I fit with where I am at right now. In your precious faithful name I pray.

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  1. Well, we just met on FB through my post about Kelly's book. I didn't know that are also an author or writer or blogger or whatever it's called. I too know what you are talking about with the relationships issue. I'm 59 raising Angel with my husband. We have the 12 grandkids total and another this summer. Raising an autistic granddaughter who is also a baby affected in utero by meth and also mentally retarded and non verbal and all that stuff....well we spend so much time in therapies and dr. appointments and I'm afraid family even gets upset because our time tends to focus around her. But I am so grateful that the other kids LOVE their children and are raising them. It isn't an easy road to be on. So I know I too have to FORCE myself sometimes to come OUT and nurture other relationships. I am going to keep you in my prayers and I hope that we can become friends. We are already sisters in Jesus. God bless you.
    psst... I don't know what a URL is!! so I'll post anonymous!!
    Kathy Bever

    1. Hi Kathy,

      So nice to have met you and I look forward to connecting more. Jesus bless you guys for your sacrifice and love...storing up treasures in heaven.


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