I’m Leah, proud birth mother in an open adoption and mother of 5. Jesus is my strength and my joy. By day I wash the breeding dishes and care of my kiddos, by night I am a freelance writer, adoption educator and non-profit creator. I am a huge fan of pretty coffee mugs (especially ones that remind me of special people!) and a recovering pregnancy and natural birth addict (having 6 babies helped cure me of that!).
I’m a mix of many things. Some may down right call me a modern day Jesus loving hippie, and that’s okay! I’m a proud birth mom and mother to my children, both here on earth and ones already enjoying Heaven. I’m a wife who hides vegetables in my husband’s dinner so he’ll get them somehow. I’m the mom that rubs oils on my kids feet to help them sleep. I love all things pregnancy and birth, but also help those who choose adoption to grow their family to love the whole triad well. I am a work at home mom that squeezes in snuggles, phone calls, and emails whenever it fits. Most of my deepest, best friends I have found on social media. I’m an aspiring author, feeling called to tell the story of grace that God has written in my life through my adoption story. Yet, most of my writing I do for other websites and I adore helping people though my writing. I dream big, but often feel scared of where God is taking me. I long for a simple and love filled life, but enjoy the adventure He has me on! I’m literally short, like a Hobbit, and relate to Bilbo Baggins’ desire for home but admire the courage he found beyond it.
And yet, I’m still learning to accept God’s grace daily. I still make mistakes, I always will here on earth! But this is my story, my journey of how God’s grace is touching my life.
However, this blog isn’t really about me, it’s about Him. God. The one who has placed his fingerprints of grace throughout my life and lead me right back to Him. This is our adoption story and how He redeemed my mess into a beautiful little girl who is doubly loved. This is the story of being lead to a real love. This is the story of how God uses my children to teach me. This is the story of grace in my life, so that other may see Him. This blog is showing how we can feel all the feels- from disappointment to anger and sadness and joy– yet still be comforted and seen by our God who already knows the big picture.
What’s the Grace Bond?
The Grace Bond is the connection of love and forgiveness that is unlike any other. It’s continuous, no matter how much we feel we deserve to let go and hide. It holds us tight to Him for eternity. It’s a bond that can only be strengthened! This blog is meant to be a reminder of that grace. Not just for me, it’s for you, too.
Take hold, because He hasn’t let you go.