Happy Valentines/Anniversary to my daughter

💗💗   I am immeasurably blessed to have her in my life!!!!  💗💗

Dixie is so beautiful, both inside and out and God has shown me so  much mercy for allowing me to be her  mother.  And, isn’t she beautiful?!!!

Ours is a long story that would take too long to tell here.  The short version is that I gave her up for adoption when she was born.  And yes, abortion was a choice – even back then when the world was a different place and I was  not a Christian.  I did not know this baby was a girl, but I did know that this was a baby/a human being and I could not kill her.

Was it easy?  Absolutely not – it was THE most difficult situation I’ve ever faced and it completely broke my heart and still haunts me.  I managed to keep my pregnancy and her birth a secret from friends and family.  When I became a Christian the first thing I asked God was, “PLEASE forgive me for this terrible thing I’ve done”.  And He did – as soon as I asked, but I didn’t ‘feel’ forgiven and it continued to haunt me that somewhere out there I had a daughter.

There’s not a sin or situation in our life that God will not forgive.  Psalm 103 says:  “As high as the sky is above the earth, so great is His love for those who respect Him.  He has taken our sins away from our as far as the east is from the west.”  

Then came Valentine’s Day 37 years ago and THE phone call, and she’s been in my life ever since then.

When she found me she found both her birth parents as we were married and both so very blessed to have her come back to us.

So you see, besides it being Valentine’s Day today is our “Anniversary”.  37 years ago God gave me the very best Valentine I could ever have.  I love you, Dixie!!!

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10 Responses to Happy Valentines/Anniversary to my daughter

  1. jade bevan says:

    wow loved this story! amazing post 🙂

    jadieegosh

  2. Bettye says:

    What an amazing story!!! And we only got the Cliff’s Notes version! And you, always saying “what do *I* have to write about?!?” We ALL have stories!

    But this one is truly amazing. And what a wonderful gift to receive so many years later. I’m so pleased (for all of you!) that she found you and then stayed in your life. I can’t imagine what a difficult process that must be for everyone involved.

    Thank you for sharing that part of yourself with us xoxo

    Bettye
    https://fashionschlub.com

    • Iris says:

      HA! Cliff’s Notes version. But that’s pretty accurate. It would take a book to tell the whole story – maybe one day.
      Iris

  3. jodie filogomo says:

    What an incredible story, Iris. And what a truly wonderful way to celebrate Valentine’s day.
    It was a different world back then. And I just can’t imagine what you went through. It’s truly exceptional that you were reunited!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

    • Iris says:

      It really is incredible Jodie and you’re right – the world was definitely a different place. I am so blessed.
      Iris

  4. Carol says:

    What a wonderful story, Iris! I’m so happy for all of you that you got her back in your life! 🙂

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