Trials are not enemies of faith but are opportunities to prove
God's faithfulness. -- Author Unknown

God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one
to say 'thank you?' -- William A. Ward

Monday, May 24, 2010

A Letter to A Social Worker

Dear Social Worker,
I first must say that I appreciate what you do. I adore that you help families bring children home. It is an important job.
Please understand that all the plans you have for your life are not the same as those plans my family has.
Please understand that my family is not super super special. We are just like you, but we have different goals.
Please realize that just because you can't imagine living my life does not mean it is horribly difficult for my family.
We homeschool. It isn't a horribly draining experience to homeschool. We have bad days. I'm sure you do too.
Lots of families homeschool multiple kids. It isn't impossible. Actually it is quite rewarding.
If you have not lived even a day in my shoes, then you don't know what we go through. If you don't have the desires that my family does (for a large family, to homeschool, to continue to adopt) then you really can't understand. You won't get it.
Please realize that if we aren't starting from the same place, you aren't going to see the world that I see. You aren't going to feel the pain that I feel.
If orphans don't keep you up at night, then you really aren't going to understand.
What I have to ask of you today is to step out. Step away from everything you think is possible and just imagine our vision.
Thank you for your time and dedication to helping build families.
The Phillips

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