I kept thinking- "Dan's taking my baby." "I'm losing my baby. Our relationship will never be the same, she will be Dan's now."
That's the human side of me.
As a Christian I knew, another season had come. It was time for two to be joined as one. And I was incredibly blessed by God to have watched the seasons that preceded this huge milestone.
Dan was not taking her away. Dan was joining our family. We couldn't be happier. My losses are replaced with a son in law. A son in law sent by God. I know I say "my" daughter. But in truth she is God's daughter. Sent here to be shared with her precious birth parents, us, and now Dan. Each season directed by God, blessed by God. My cup over flows.
4 He answered, “Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them male and female, 5 and said, ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? 6 So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.”
She's helped shape me into the mother I could only have hoped to be.