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A Motherhood Surprise

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Renee Swope shares how God gave her a surprise that turned her heart right side up.

Motherhood comes with so many surprises!

One of my biggest motherhood surprises came when God called our family to adopt a baby from Ethiopia. I was 42 years old, and our two boys were heading into teenage manhood. They could put themselves to bed and get themselves dressed without any help.

Obviously, I needed a little more adventure, a lot more carpooling, and a big dose of unconditional love. God made sure to give it to me! All wrapped up in pink bows, giggles, and snuggles, sleepless nights, developmental delays, fears, happy tears and memories. So many memories.

Only God knew how much I needed this little girl of mine. Although I feared adoption might turn our lives upside down and it did, God is turning my heart right side up as I watch Him work in ways I never imagined. 

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