Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The Bravest Woman I Know


The bravest woman I know is not the Bionic Woman.  If the bravest woman I know had a costume, it wouldn't be as sexy as the Bionic Woman's, but it would be just as meaningful.  Her costume would be white for her pure heart.  The heart area would be covered with pictures of children because of her determination to adopt children no matter what stumbling blocks
she had to face.  On the top of her gloves would be a picture of the globe because that is just about how far she went to adopt her children. 

The bravest woman I know is Lorilyn Roberts, author of Children of Dreams.  Lorilyn had gone through a heart wrenching divorce, but she was determined not to allow her marital status to squelch her desire to be a mother.  As I read the book where she chronicles her adventures on literally the other side of the globe to adopt these girls.  She prayed for years for the children that God wanted her to have. If memory serves me correctly, more than one adoption fell through.  At one point, she flew to a politically corrupt country to adopt one little girl, and left with a completely different child.  She fought for over a month to adopt the one she brought home, but many times she was sure she was going home with empty arms.

Some of the scenery and characters she described gave me the hibby jibbies.  Sometimes I found myself praying for her safety and then remember that she had been safely home for over 15 years.  Does God answer prayers before we ask?  The scariest time for her was when she discovered that she was in one country and her adoptive child was in another.  She had no assurance that she would ever see 'her' child again. 

Please take time to read Children of Dreams, by Lorilyn Roberts.  Your heart will be inspired and broken at the obstacles she encountered.  Lorilyn's biography includes:

Lorilyn grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, and currently lives in Gainesville, Florida, with her two daughters, her dogs Sirius and Molly, and four cats. Lorilyn is a media professional and provides broadcast captioning for television. She makes time to pursue her passion for writing and will earn her Masters in Creative Writing from Perelandra College next year. Lorilyn has homeschooled her daughters for the past fifteen years. She has published three books, The Donkey and the King, Children of Dreams; and How to Launch a Christian Best Seller Book; is president of the Gainesville, Florida, Word Weavers Chapter; and the founder of the John 3:16 Marketing Network.

Lorilyn's personal website can be found at http://lorilynroberts.com and her blog is at http://lorilynroberts.blogspot.com. You can check out her Facebook fan page where she shares writing tips at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Author-Lorilyn-Roberts-Fan-Page/144049365650301 Also be sure to follow her on Twitter at https://twitter.com/#!/llwroberts. You can visit the blog of the John 3:16 Marketing Network at http://www.john316mn.blogspot.com.
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