Friday, April 17, 2015

His Post

I know it's been a while, but I have Walter's blog post.  As I told you before, he was adopted.  When we first started dating, this excited me.  We had both ends of the spectrum, the birthmother and the adopted son.  I thought this made our relationship beautiful!!  He did not see it this way... at first.

Here is a little bit of his story:

My name is Walter Edward Juskiewicz III and my relevance to this story is a small part of a mighty plan.  Proverbs 3 5-6 says, "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths."  This is very important because until you fully trust the Lord your God with all your heart you will be lost, Forsaken and living life without a purpose. I too am adopted and for years I never understood the sacrifice my birth mother gave for me to have life. All my childhood I believed I was abandoned or left behind. I had hate in my heart and never had a desire to admit she did anything morally correct, nor ethnically correct. I believed she gave up on me. 

Well years of hate piled my heart, and I learned to disguise my anger and carried this burden for years until one day I was saved and declared the Lord Jesus Christ as my one and true God. Abba father. Within a year of declaring my faith I found Kadie Ballentine and started a relationship on December 13, 2013.  Within a year of meeting my Savior he put a God fearing woman in my life who has a son, but letting God deciding her footsteps ( proverbs 3 5-6), I quickly learned the sacrifice involved in placing your flesh and blood for adoption. The amount of trust you have to have to believe God that you are making the right choice if He leads you to adoption. You see on May 10th 2014, I attended a birth-Mother's Day luncheon with Kadie, and quickly saw her love for her child. Not only did I see her love,  but I also saw God's glory, because there were so many woman present suffering from not following in Gods plan. Seeing Kadie able to lead and tell her story with such boldness and conviction, and seeing God work through her, for me, was nothing short of amazing. She has completely changed my mind and given me a new found respect for my birth mother. 

Without God using Kadie's story I would still have hate in my heart.
1st John 3:15 says, "Everyone who hates his brother or sister is a murderer, and you know no murderer has eternal life abiding in him." So one decision from a bold, beautiful, amazing God-fearing woman has changed my life for the better, but also has changed many other lives along the way. You see there is no task too big or too small for our God. Jeremiah 1:5 says, "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations."  So no matter how puny you think your job is, there is glory in it for Christ.