Wednesday, May 16, 2012


I really try to be real and open about my life. 

I want those around me to know that I am human, I struggle and needs God's grace just as much as everyone else. 

I am not super woman. 

Recently I had a friend walk away from our friendship because of the hard truth that I shared about adoption. As hurtful as that is, I am not sorry that I shared. I wouldn't be a very good friend if I didn't share the whole truth. And the worst part would be for anyone to miss the beautiful restoration that God is doing in our lives through this adoption process. It's messy and hard, but that's where redemption happens! In the pit of despair, we reach out to the Father that allowed the crucifixion of his son for our mess. I share because I don't want anyone to miss that.

I recently shared my STORY over at A safe place to share


Unknown said...

Audrey~ Never be ashamed of sharing TRUTH! You are right, you would not be a good friend if you didn't want those you care about fully informed of the obstacles and the beauty on the road before them. Hold you head high and carry on friend. You are a treasure!

TheHouseWifeRookie said...

I read that post and loved your honesty. I had never thought about that side of adoption before, but I can imagine that your story is true for a lot of people. Thank you for sharing your story. And that's what it is--YOUR story! And if someone finds comfort and a sense of not being alone, then it's worth it! Congratulations on your new babies!

Becky Ryder said...

Not too many people understand this, I didn't before the adoptions and I have never gave birth to any of my four kiddos. I have a strained relationship with a cousin now because I chose to speak up. I had too and so should everyone else when they are up to it. The balancing act is hard. My first two came from my husbands ex wife and went thru trauma. My daughter was clearly hurt more. As a result, she was treated differently and it really hurt me and I know she saw it:( That has changed now thru Gods power!