Over the next few weeks, you are going to be hearing from some guest bloggers – adoptive parents who are at different points in their adoption journey. I hope you enjoy seeing the different faces of adoption as much as I do! Today, I am excited to share a poem written by an adoptive father for his future child. I am so excited to see what God has in store for this couple!
The Perfect Gift by Dennis Miranda
In her song “Blessings,” Laura Story cries out to God and begs the question “What if trials of this life are Your mercies in disguise”?
When life hurts does God really heal? What happens to the hurt once the pains subsides?
As our family and friends already know, one year ago this month Tina and I experienced what is commonly referred to in adoption as a “disruption.” Although we’ve had no contact with Jack over the past year we still miss him tremendously. But God is good and we’ve been holding on to Him and His promises throughout. Well, after a year of pinching pennies we’ve finally saved up enough money to put us “in the books” for an infant adoption through another agency!
Recently, I was thinking about Jack and about the new little one that will enter our lives any day. I believe that out of pain and suffering in this life God can take it and make beautiful things rise from the ashes. Now, I’m not much of a poet, but here is a poem I wrote born from the heartache of loss and strengthened with the hope of having another child of our own someday.
Run to Win,
(your anxiously awaiting) Dad
“Every good and perfect gift is from above,” James 1:17
Dennis and his wife Tina are High School sweethearts and have been married for over 24 years. They are “empty nesters” with 2 grown sons in college and are waiting to be matched with their next child. Dennis is a retired Marine, enjoys writing, and is currently attending the Pennsylvania Bible Institute. To read more from Dennis, you can visit his blog, Running to Win.