“Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”
Philippians 1:6 NIV
I first launched MagnoliaHeart more than two years ago as a way to share how God was stirring in my heart and to chronicle our family’s journey. A few months later we began our adoption process.
I never would have imagined how much I would grow in my walk with God through this process. How much deeper I would come to understand His great love for me and who I am in Christ. How broken and completely dependent I would become on His strength, mercy and grace.
The waiting has been painfully hard at times. I have longed for our fifth child, our little girl, for such a long time. It has not been an easy journey and I know that the road ahead will have many hardships. Even so, I am thankful for this journey. So grateful for this time of waiting and growing.
Good things take time.
For more than two years, God has stirred my heart and given me a clearer vision of who I am called to be and the unique ways in which He is leading our family for His Kingdom. He has given me the words and He is formulating a story within my heart.
I knew that my blog would be a way to chronicle our adoption journey but I did not realize how much I would truly enjoy writing. It has become a creative outlet, a place to record God’s faithfulness in this season of waiting. I wonder what the next two years will hold?
Today, I would like to share with you my new mission statement and bio. Giving words not for who I am or what our family represents but instead for who we are becoming. Intentionally yet never perfectly, living into these words.
I would be honored if my subscribers were the first to read this. Click here to read My Story, a journey that continues to unfold and has really just begun.
Thank you to all who have journeyed with us from the beginning and to those who have more recently joined us. For waiting, hoping and praying with us and for us.
Imagine the joy we will share with each of you, when we finally welcome our daughter home. You each play a significant role in our story and I am ever grateful.