Monday, October 19, 2009

We are not the heroes in this story

I've been thinking about how strange it feels when people say things like..."What a wonderful thing you have done," or "What a difference you are making," or "I wish I could do that." Though I appreciate the sentiment, it feels very uncomfortable and I've figured out why. We are not the heroes in this story. Our boys and their first families are. We have not suffered loss and heartache forcing us to make difficult choices. We have not lost everything we've known because of a lack of basic resources. It is humbling to have been entrusted these precious lives (all six of them) and we will strive to make a difference in each of their worlds, but we are no heroes.

3 comments:

M and M said...

right on momma!

Angela said...

Beautifully written Emily.

Clay and Tanya said...

So true....but I have come to realize that the comments are meant to be kind. They usually come from those with just not a clue what/why/how we do this. Oh, if only they knew that it was only by the grace of God! If they only understood how blessed WE are by this journey.....

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