Good news: More special needs children are being adopted.
Bad news: A few agencies are being less ethical in the process.
Good news: The U.S. is trying to make the paperwork as thorough as possible to prevent unethical procedures.
Bad news: It adds lots of time to the waiting for your child to come home.
I could go on and on.
I guess I’ve been thinking about good news and bad news a lot these last few days. We have been home from China one week. It has been one more roller coaster of good news/bad news.
Good news: Your son is delightful!
Bad news: His heart is very sick.
Thankfully, good news and bad news does not define our days unless we allow it.
I have heard more than one mom say that her child’s special need does not define her child. AMEN to that. I think we can expand that perspective to everything else in life. The only things that define us are what we CHOOSE to define us. If I ALLOW bad news to define my days, I choose despair. If I ALLOW my faith in a miracle-making God to define me, I choose hope.
Today, I choose hope.
Bad news: Some things in life require taking a huge risk.
Good news: It is worth the risk!