We are so delighted to share another beautiful poem with you today written by Birth Mother and CAC Adoption Advocate, Lori Dortch. We are so grateful to have her on on the team at CAC and we hope her words will be an encouragement to you:
It works downward and backward until the feeling of being lapped in the race presents. And while others speed onward, sinking into a deep abyss is the only visual perspective. Although grief is a necessary jaunt, it requires assistance and support through teammates who alert, guide and force the intense gravitational pull back upward. Onward. Nostalgia and sentimentality are field operators for mourning enterprises. Beware of the time spent listening to their sales pitch.
Doubt is an impediment. Relentlessly hindering, blocking and squashing the plans God has already set into motion, it stops. Doubt never works alone, often whispering through one’s voice and mimicking others in the twisting of words, as well as confusion of intentions. Paranoia is a colleague in this long-standing practice and usually impersonates doubt’s mode of operation. They both invoice by the minute.
Fear is a crusher dressed as a comforter. What starts as reason/logic burgeons to stagnancy and spiritual sedation. Often the crafty force invites doubt to join in for magnification or effect. Fear blinds, binds, beckons and bribes under the cover of silence. It braces dreams and belittles the Spirit’s voice. Fear is a narcotic and a disease. Its ingestion or contraction is intense, causing addiction as well as chronic de-conditioning .
Confidence is an allowed selfishness that never crosses over the line of morality or sin. It’s a freedom given by yourself when you finally believe what God says about you. No bells and whistles, just strength, courage and boldness. This is a freelance design plan, job or service and it costs nothing. All fees have been waived or paid.
Vulnerability is the nudity of a soul. It partners with confidence and co-labors for unwavering unity. Forming the mortar of friendship, it becomes a symbol of trust and offers gifts with its utilization: grace, forgiveness and mercy. Like a bank, collateral processes are required for the fullest benefits. What is traded? Pride.
Love is the atmosphere, the force that impresses its power through five sense: words, acts, time, gifts and touch. Evoking and emoting, it’s strong and important to the body as water to sustain life, or air for lungs to breathe. Love is a commandment of action: being, speaking, thinking, touching and giving. The soothing nature of it permeates every crevasse to awaken, providing dewy provision for dryness and the gentle pouring out of the super absorbent.
“Yet wisdom’s song is not always heard in the halls of higher learning. But in the hustle and bustle of everyday life its lyrics can always be heard above the din of the crowd. You will hear wisdom’s warning as she preaches courageously to those who stop to listen:” Proverbs 1:21 TPT
“But the one who always listens to me will live undisturbed in a heavenly peace. Free from fear, confident and courageous, you will rest unafraid and sheltered from the storms of life.” Proverbs 1:33 TPT