A friend of mine, a Lutheran pastor, author, and story- teller, Walter Wangerin, tells the story of his youngest daughter, a child of a mixed-race marriage, whom Walt adopted. It’s actually the story of her “story.” It is scary and wonderful all at the same time, and as an adopted person myself, I thought it would be wonderful to share it. Oh, and btw, her name is Talitha. Walt writes:
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to give such a story to each child—no matter what age. In these days when we are trying to figure out the uncertainties of our children’s lives, their educational paths, what our own future’s will look like, might it be wonderful to know that our good Lord is designing our paths in a way that protects, shields us and gives us such a joyful story. May it be so!