I do not understand the mystery of grace -- only that it meets us where we are and does not leave us where it found us.”
In honor of Mother's Day I thought I would share with you a bit from my book
Inexplicable Grace- An Adoptee Journeys Home
Available on Kindle at www.amazon.com
Each year in this country there are over 125,000 adoptions that take place. Each one of these adoptions carries with it a very unique set of mental and emotional obstacle courses available to the adoption triad of adoptee, adoptive parents and birth parents. The obstacles offer the prospect for each member of the triad to examine themselves at their very core with respect to how they view “family” and how these values will be played out on the stage of their life. For the adoptee, a chance exists to take a crash yet advanced course in how to stand and be who you are in multiple social settings, blend within disparate family organizations and feel at home in the very seat of one’s soul when alone. In other words it is the roller coaster ride of a lifetime.
This is the chronicling of my journey as an adoptee who was granted the great bit of grace to be loved and relinquished and loved and raised, by two sets of parents. Each set of parents offered amazing gifts and equally amazing complications. In this way my childhood would be like everyone else’s. It is also however, the accounting of the myriad of experiences I have had with the Divine. It is an acknowledgement and recognition of the presence of God throughout my journey here on Earth thus far. Though not every story related here is joyous or perhaps even comfortable to read, it is important that the reader understand a couple of key points. I believe fervently that I was born to my birthparents and received my genetic coding with all of its quirks and intricacies for very specific reasons. I further know that I was adopted and raised by my adoptive parents for equally important reasons. There have been wonderful lessons learned and presented to me in just the precise manner that caught my attention and propelled me forward.
To have been granted the opportunity to take this journey with my families and find where I fit within those frameworks and in the Universe as well is nothing short of inexplicable grace.
Stay tuned for a special edition of my blog post celebrating Mother's and some helpful hints before you do your shopping for Mom. Hugs, Peg Ashman