The Greatest Gifts

So this is a story all about how my life got turned upside down, I’d like to take minute so just sit right while I tell you about how I became the prince of a town called Bel -Air Just kidding this is really a story about how I became a Mom. A little over 2 ½ months ago The Treasured Ones got a referral of two little girls living in some pretty horrible circumstances with lifelong medical needs. They could no longer live in. Unfortunately without our paperwork and because their medical needs do not match our requirements for our programs; we could not accept them. I began praying for these two sweet ones that God would work miracles in their lives and provide all their needs that we as an organization couldn’t. So then God worked a miracle in my life. Days turned into nights of praying, seeking and talking with God and wonderful people he has placed in my life about being that safe place for these girls. God began to break open my heart for these girls. Could I do this? But .. Jesus they have medical needs can I handle this? What if I am not good enough? What if I mess up? So Jesus responded with a sweet but mighty “close your lips and open your ears child. I have something important to tell you”. So he told me and I whispered back two words. Yes Jesus. A week later I was standing in social welfare beginning the paperwork to bring them home. Every week I traveled to go visit them in one of the darkest places I’ve ever traveled and each week God whispered His promises in my ear. He promised joy, peace, comfort and patience. Each step of the way he guided as we day by day became less like strangers and more like family. Then exactly 59 days later in a small village courtroom we were finally declared publically as a family.

My heart and my home have changed forever. Oh how my kitchen becomes empty and my heart becomes full. (My girls love themselves some rice )

Rhoda + Priscilla my girls this thing we call life is so precious may God bless our family with a life full of Him and the crazy adventures he has prepared. Thank you for making me a mommy. I wouldn’t have it any other way. Thank you Jesus for your provision and grace. Thank you friends and family as you continue to encourage and love on this new momma and her two sassy, intelligent, beautiful children.

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Hallways

There are so many things I would like to say. So many words, questions, and opinions I have for today. So many thoughts I would like to share. Yesterday was one day and today is another day. Yesterday things were one way and today things are no longer the same. Things have changed, doors have been closed but my heart is still  open to so many different things and people. So all these words and questions I have may have to wait for another day. The story isn’t finished. Some of these words I’m not even sure I can find the perfect words to explain. So instead I won’t, I will remain speechless until those words can be found because seasons and moments like this deserve perfect words. There is something I can do though, today I can rejoice and hold onto God’s promises. There is purpose in all of this; he turns mess into messages, dreams into plans and cants’ into cans. He is the redeemer, provider and King of all Kings. He holds the whole world in his hands and if I’ve learned anything the world is a mighty big place.

Sometimes doors close, sometimes they are left a little open. Not necessarily for us to go through immediately sometimes he brings us through doors and then asks us to wait patiently until things are prepared exactly to his will. He wants what is best for us and when we try to open doors that aren’t ready to be opened it ends badly. We are trying to take the place of God in our life. So many times I have tried to pry open a door and didn’t take the time to admire the hallway season. New goal though: be patient, wait on God and admire the hallways. The more we rush the more we lose. The hallways seasons are so valuable looking back on a few of them I can distinctly remember lessons that have had great value in my life. The friends we make, the patience we learn and the way we can experience God in the hallway can be incredible. I’ve also heard some pretty great dance parties can happen in the halls. We won’t know though if we never spend an extended amount of time there.

SO, What does this mean for me: Meghan Liddy ?

Today I am stepping back to sit, breathe and take in the presence of God while he prepares the next door. I am determined to find contentment and praise him for this hallway even if it feels uncomfortable. I think so often I forget about the blessing of the hallway because I am so anxious to move onto what else God has and forget that the hallway is just as valuable as the door. He is making a way for the easy, the hard and the down right heartbreaking. Today I just need to breathe and rest in the hallway.

Acts 17:25

“Nor is he served by human hands, as though he needed anything, since he himself gives to all mankind life and breath and everything.”

Meghan Elizabeth