After posting Coping with the Pain in Adoption last week, I have spent some time thinking and praying about the questions raised as a result of that article. The concept of wounds within the adoption community and particularly the Christian adoption community is touchy at best.
We are a strong bunch. There is no question about that.
We would never make it past an adoption informational meeting if we were not.
But there are so many wounds. They tend to run deep, sometimes buried, and they sting like an old bruise when bumped just so. Unfortunately we are quicker to lash out at someone than to reach out for help and healing.
The dichotomy of strength and wound is sadly fascinating to explore. We are such strong people, surely we can handle a little hurt. But the hurt is not so little, is it? And it does not go away, does it? How do we move along the road of our calling when our limp has become our best stride? This dichotomy is why I made some of the suggestions in my previous post. But perhaps you are among my readers who feel the still small voice telling them to ask for help now, and you do not know where to begin.
I reached out to my friend and dear sister in Christ, Aundi Kolber, to help answer the “where do we begin” question. Aundi is a professional therapist in the Denver area with one of the most sincere and empathic hearts I have encountered. She will be guest posting here on Monday morning…giving us practical starting points as we all continue our journey to healing. In the meantime, get to know her a bit over at BravelyImperfect.com.