Sunday, October 31, 2010

Chance

CHANCE


I don’t believe in the fortunes found in Chinese cookies, but you will still find them all over my house. Inspiration, at times, in a slip of paper. This one is wedged in the medicine cabinet in my master bathroom. I see it every morning when I wash my face and brush my teeth and it is the last thing I see before I go to bed. Sometimes in my rush I gloss over it. And over time it has a way of slipping into the background the way wallpaper does. But I notice when it is missing.



This reminds me to live in this moment. That every moment I have a choice. Turn left or right. Maybe even go back. Stillness is as much a choice as motion.



it is a reminder that my life is not yet set. I am still living and my circumstances don’t cage the desires of my heart and the choices it makes.



It is a reminder that amazing and beautiful things come from choices—and chances—sometimes I see exactly what I want and other times I see exactly what I need to see.



It is a reminder that every once in a while I need to have faith, take a step, however small, and take a chance.

5 comments:

Michele November 1, 2010 at 7:33 AM  

Very beautiful words. Thank you for sharing this.

a Tonggu Momma November 1, 2010 at 1:01 PM  

Beautiful. And I still have one from years ago, taped to my bathroom mirror. I received it the month we received our referral for the Tongginator. It reads "you will receive good news from a place far away."

kitchu November 1, 2010 at 9:19 PM  

erica this spoke VOLUMES to me today. volumes. you've no idea.

what an incredible message to wake up to and ponder before sleep finds you.

Kelli November 2, 2010 at 8:14 PM  

The only one I've held onto is the one I got when I wa waiting for Aiden's referral- "you will make a difference in the life of a child". Love the fortune you shared.

naskren November 3, 2010 at 10:09 PM  

though fairly young in the scheme of things, I have SUCH a strong desire to adopt. and with the realization I may never get married, I'm working through my feelings toward adopting as a single woman. your blog is inspirational, and your photos are beautiful. I'll be following it closely from here on!

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This started as my story, but has evolved to OUR story. This is the story of life as a single parent to a wonderful little boy while we wait for baby sister. China LID 2.12.07.


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Habakkuk 2:3

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