Sunday, May 8, 2016

For her

Dear China Mom,

I know we've never met, but today I'm thinking about you. It's my first Mother's Day as our son's mom and though I don't know your face, I'm praying for you. I'm thankful to be a mom, I'm thankful for my mother and I'm also so thankful you gave my son life.

Today, our son's DNA test reached the lab to be processed. In weeks, we will have a little more information about where he came from. I don't know if you will ever want to be found or if he will want to look but I want him to have the option. You deserve that. He deserves that.

I don't know if you think about him every day and wonder how he is but if you do I pray that the peace that passes all understanding fills your heart and somehow you know that he's okay. I know you live in a country where the gospel is persecuted but I pray that Jesus finds a way of reaching you.

This week our son asked what God was. He's so smart and so curious. We are going to teach him of God's amazing plan for his life and how even in the heartbreaking way his life started, that Jesus is still in the redemption business. I pray He redeems your loss and gives you beauty for ashes.

I don't know if we will ever meet this side of Heaven but I want you to know that you are not forgotten. Sometimes I wonder if he has your smile or your laugh but know that our son has my heart. He is loved so deeply.

I know that in China, there is a legend that there is a red thread that connects hearts that are destined to meet. That thread may tangle but it will not break. I feel it between our hearts.

Happy Mother's Day,

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