When I was flying out to see the Cassidy family, I had the opportunity to start the book, Crazy Love, by Francis Chan. Now as I get back into it, I came across a passage that made me think of both Jessica and Patty. “Something is wrong when our lives make sense to unbelievers.”
As Jessica had mentioned in one of her blogs, not everyone understands her and her husband’s decision about accepting “possible” special needs embryos. Then Patty told me the other day, that some people did not understand her and Jim’s decision to donate their embryos. This made me think about how these two strong families have followed God’s will even when it does not make sense to others, I really admire them for this. I think their decisions should be seen as acts of love and nothing else. Until you experience the desperate need of something, you may not be able to comprehend the magnitude of their generosity.
I desperately longed for a baby to hold in my arms for so many years that I cannot express my over-abundance of joy now that I have finally been blessed with the gift of motherhood. When I hold Natalie and Julian, I just think how truly blessed I am to have both of my arms full of pure love. Thanks be to God for allowing me to be born in a time when such technology exists!