Just when I think I can’t do this anymore, just when I am feeling burdened by the fact that I’m changing my family’s lives, affecting my children, that’s when I’ll pick up the book I’m reading and it gives me strength again. It’s affirmation that I’m doing the right thing. I still want to give up, but I won’t.
It’s frustrating and discouraging to think that this baby who is changing our lives so much may not even remember us someday. She’s amazing and good and sweet natured. But if she leaves us she may not stay that way. Everything we’ve done, everything we’ve given up, all the worries and the broken hearts and she may never even know it happened. And then I read this:
Loving people without expecting anything in return always turns out to have the greatest returns.
The best investment of your life is to love exactly when it’s most inconvenient.
–The Broken Way. by: Ann Voskamp