We were surprised and blessed with a free trip @ChooseJoyEvent that was a game changer for us. This was the first time we experienced true community in the adoption world and physically saw that we were not alone in our story. Not only were we completely cared for by the founder @itsjustemmy but we were adopted ourselves into a close knit group of Christ followers and world changers. These folks have BIG kingdom dreams and operate on passion for Christ and complete sacrifice for God’s orphaned.
Birth families were loved and praised in a way that we had not experienced before. Up until that point we carried with us fear and assumptions that we surrendered that weekend and picked up a new perspective and open heart that allowed God define these families for us and not our fear. That was so huge for us.
Over that weekend we met strong leaders, heard powerful examples of love and strength, saw God’s redemption in people who have gone before us and who desired to walk beside us as we moved forward. We became family with strangers who shared our heart and loved us hard. From that point on we walked forward with an army of friends who shared our same wounds but pressed on in love.