Fear Shouts…But Love Whispers

I first met Becky McCoy through a Hope*Writers Voxer group that several of us joined to cheer each other on during the Write 31 Days challenge back in October.  Over the past several months, I’ve been encouraged and challenged by her bravery in the midst of grief, and by her courage to stand up and embrace whole-heartedly the season and the work that God has given her.  So, the honor was completely mine when she offered to share her writing space with me over on her blog this month…

If I’m honest with myself, I’m not sure that I have what it takes.

Adoption has been unchartered territory for us.  Surprises we didn’t see coming.  Bravery we didn’t think we had.  Limited resources.  All the questions.  Not always a lot of answers.  All the feelings of not enough.

And yet, bravery for my husband and I has looked like standing in the face of all that, and choosing to listen to the whisper in both of our spirits and lean forward with a tentative first step anyways.

Choosing to listen, instead of speak, argue, or reason, although we have definitely done all of the above – multiple times.  It’s been much easier to make a list of all the reasons this isn’t possible on paper than it has been to listen to the still, small voice that urges us onward.  The whisper that says these children are worth fighting for, that there is more to the story than what we currently see.

But that still, small voice hasn’t been the only one we’ve heard…

Continue reading over on Becky’s blog…

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