Monday, September 02, 2013


My guest today is a fellow birthmom. Just like me, Diane Burke relinquished a child to adoption. An act that more often than not shows just how much this mother loves her child---enough to bear the pain of giving that precious one to someone else to raise as theirs. Thank you Diane for being my guest today.

Guest author and fellow birthmother, Diane Burke

Have you ever noticed that God’s time isn’t our time? It says so in the Bible and there are several examples to back that up. Look at Abraham and the age he was when he had his son. How many years did the Jews wander in the desert? How many years did Job suffer?

Sometimes we’d like to rush God. At least, I know I do. I want answers to my prayers right away.

In April of 2012, I received a certified letter that led to a telephone call that would change my life. It was an answer to a prayer that I had made forty years ago, had prayed about through the years, and finally had given up praying about at all.

Needless-to-say, the floodgate of tears opened up and I collapsed into my chair when a social worker told me that my son, a child I had given up for adoption over forty years ago, was looking for me.

At seven p.m. on April 10, I was instructed to make a telephone call to a certain number which I did.

“Hello. Is this Steve?”
“Hello, Steve. This is Diane.”
“Hello, Mom.”

I was speaking to my son.  A son I was told over and over again that I would never be able to contact, that I would never see again, that I would never hold in my arms.

But God heard the prayers of a heartbroken mother.

I not only got to talk to my son and see my son face-to-face but he actually held me in his arms in an embrace I will never, ever forget.

God blessed me abundantly by bringing my son and his wonderful, loving family into my life. They have welcomed me into their lives as the mother and grandmother that I am. My son and I wrote a book about the experience called One Perfect Day that comes out next spring which chronicles our parallel lives from birth to reunion.

I’ve learned so many things during this experience but I guess the most important lesson is this. If you put a prayer into God’s hands with total faith, miracles can happen.

In God’s time, in God’s way is God’s plan for our lives.

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