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Mixed up in all these stories
When you welcome a stranger child(ren) into your home, they come with biological parents and case workers and therapists. They come with their own story of heartbreak and struggle (that you must work to piece together best you can). Then you meet the biological parents with their own history of pain. Layer upon layer of heartache and history.
Before you realize what is happening, your heart and your life begin to get tangled up in the midst of all these stories. It is hard and an honor, all at the same time. One day I said to myself: we're just mixed up in so many stories.
"Carry each other's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ" (Galatians 6:2).