Monday, May 5, 2008

Bittersweet by Gay Lewis

This moving story told by Gay Lewis relays her family's journey through teen pregnancy and adoption. It is a true story of the grace of God and the miracle of restoration. I encourage anyone who has chosen adoption for their child, anyone who has adopted or is considering adoption, and anyone who has been adopted to read this family's story.

Gay and her husband stood by their daughter as she made the choice for adoption for her baby. 25 years later, their daughter Laurie is reunited with her child, Claire. It is a story of restoration that will open your heart to look at adoption from more than your own point of view.

As an adoptive mother, I encourage you to read this story. It has impacted my heart on so many levels and has stirred me to an even greater respect for the sacrifice made by birth families every day.

“Beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for a spirit of heaviness.” (Isaiah 61:3 KJV)

Bittersweet can be purchased on their website

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