Thursday, June 26, 2008

Are there things that you know you will never understand?

This week marks what would have been the 26th birthday of our first child. He was an untimely birth, an infant who never saw light. (Job 3:16 Or as an hidden untimely birth I had not been; as infants which never saw light.) We really don't know if he was a "he" but we have always referred to him that way. We had been married for almost six months when we miscarried between 6-8 weeks. In the following years, we lost 9 more children to untimely births. Our youngest child would be six.

We have had the blessing of parenting six adopted children and I don't think I could love a biological child more than I love each and every one of our adopted kids.

But I still don't understand. I have accepted God's wisdom. But I don't understand.


Deborah said...

I can't begin to understand the losses you have experienced, but I do know the blessings of adoption, and having experienced motherhood by birth and by adoption, I can attest to the fact that there truly is no difference in the love I have for my children, and I thank the Lord for allowing us the privilege of parenting them.
Have a blessed day.

Tori said...

Aww, I know one day you'll see that sweet little one.
Wow unselfish you and Mark have been with your life and what a blessing you have been to those you have touched.
God bless ya Terri!

judy said...

When there are things I don't understand I've found hugs work better than words.


You are a blessing to me, Terri, and a really special lady.