Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Memorial Box Monday (on Wordless Wednesday)

Lately I have found myself reading more blogs than I have time to keep up with... someone in my small circle will share another story of adoption, infertility or surrogacy and I just get wrapped up and lose all track of time.  This week, I was reminded again of a blog I recall visiting quite some time ago.

And I love the title...  A Place Called Simplicity.
Just by reacquainting myself with her writing, I remember that she has a practice of keeping it real.

One of her regular posts is about a memorial box.  You can read more by choosing to follow the link above.  And while I'm not entirely sure what I would put in my Memorial Box today, the fact that I am so enveloped in helping others create a family...  a trinket of a child must be what I would place in my box if I had one.  

I admit that I have it good.  And I am thankful to the Lord for all of the abundance in my life.  But over the past few years, I have come to know how hard it is for those who struggle to bring a child into their lives.  I have known many who have given up on that dream, and others who have mortgaged the house to make it happen, still others who know that a child awaits and have yet to receive the call.  There are far too often times that the heavy burden of wanting a child can only be lifted by prayer. So in my box (when I find one), I will place a child's cross...  of hope...  


  1. OH! you have made me cry. I love your post. It brings to my heart how after 20 years of marriage we received our gifts. Thank you for the word picture of a child's cross of hope. Lisa

  2. I feel you lifting me up, and for that I say "Thank You".

  3. This is lovely...very heartfelt..Thank you for sharing.

  4. How blessed you are indeed! And especially blessed that you are thankful for your blessings...

    Thank you so much for doing a post!