Monday, November 08, 2010

H is for Hope

Hope has become a word full of meaning and inspiration in our home since we began the adoption journey. As we hope for good things to come, our lives become filled with optimism and a positive drive to do the things that will qualify us to bring children into our home through adoption.

H - Hardwork - Hope is a doing word. American Heritage Dictionary sites the word as a verb and uses it in the context: To wish for something with expectation of its fulfillment.
O - Optimism - I know that good will prevail, that Heavenly Father is going to make things happen. I need to remember that, and most of all believe that. Every time I share our desire to adopt that optimism is brought to the forefront again.
P - Perserverance - The spiritual side of perseverance for us has been praying daily for a woman and baby we have yet met. We pray also for their safety, health, and overall well being. We read the scriptures and Ensign to draw closer to the Lord. We attend the temple and put a faceless name on the prayer roll. We have had family fasts for something, anything to happen to bring us closer to the day we will be placed with a child.
E - Eternal Perspective - Vicki F. Matsumori in an article titled Believe, once said, “When we encounter the loss of loved ones or experience trials and adversity, it is our faith, belief, and understanding of the Atonement and the Resurrection that give us perspective and hope.”

Emily Dickinson once said,
Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune--without the words,
And never stops at all,
And sweetest in the gale is heard;
And sore must be the storm
That could abash the little bird
That kept so many warm.
I've heard it in the chillest land,
And on the strangest sea;
Yet, never, in extremity,
It asked a crumb of me.

No comments: