Each month we will feature a “retro” CPO article, one that is pulled from our archives of quarterly newsletters. Whenever possible we will provide details regarding the author and date of publication.
This month’s Retro CPO article is a poetic tribute to birth mothers, written by one of our fantastic counselors, Jane Waters in May of 2004.
From the very first session, when therapy began
You could not yet see your part in His plan.
God is at work to turn dark into light
Transforming your pain with His infinite might.
You cautiously tell me about all of your pain
That it all feels so ugly, like a permanent stain.
There are so many problems, so where will you turn?
Well, I know Our Father, and from Him you will learn.
As you search for what’s best, it feels like too much,
Your desperate heart needs God’s healing touch.
In the midst of the pain in the darkness of the hour,
You look, but cannot see, God’s almighty power.
I watch as you grieve, weep, bargain, and curse
You suffer intensely but put baby’s needs first.
After months have gone by, you finally see
Adoption is the answer that sets your heart free.
His peace now flows through you and blankets your heart
As you choose the way for your child’s perfect start.
Blessings to others radiate from your choice.
Heaven applauds and the angels rejoice.
To make the decision to give life anew.
Fills the canvas of life with a brilliant new hue.
So, thank you for letting me be a small part
Of the healing that you now know as The Almighty’s Art!