Meet Aditi. I have no words for how amazing this cute woman is. I adore her and her zest for life and people. She desires only to help and is constantly building up those around her. She is also the founder of the organization Free 2 Feed. Check that out here www.free2feed.org and then enjoy her sound wisdom below. Thanks Aditi! Love ya!
It Is What It Is.
It’s the storms in life that create the clouds, which bring on the rain, that allow for the beauty of a rainbow.
It’s when we have been dragged thru the mud that we can appreciate the clean feel after a shower.
It’s when we are in a drought that we thirst for just, one, drop, and yet when we are drenched in the middle of it all…. we pray for relief and shelter from the rain.
The air after the rain smells fresh. The streets after a flood have been wiped clean. The plants well fed. We often need these storms in life. In fact, God allows them because they serve a purpose, a fresh start.
Motherhood for me has been like experiencing this type of severe weather. It is just now, finally clearing. The clouds have been hovering and are beginning to part. The sun can’t yet be felt but I can see the rays…
As I take a sigh, I can feel the breeze ease from a cold jagged chill to a warm gentle touch. The warmth is making its way to my skin; I can feel it even as I close my eyes. The storm has retracted enough to bring back the birds to their trees, and I can hear their songs once again.
The trees are no longer shaking vigorously as if being choked, but have begun to sway back and forth as if they were dancing.
Thunder no longer screams out and lightening has faded to what looks like a flash from the photographer that has snapped these memories. This transition from challenges to accomplishments and from failures to victories has finally come to be.
I thank God for my life. It is what it is. I am who I am. And my children are who He has made them to be. The most fascinating part of my life is that He allowed me to become a mother, first by the act of sacrifice thru adoption and then by giving me the honor to create my very own flesh and blood thru my biological children.
It is a gift.