In this episode, Heather Avis shares how God led their family to adopt three children, two of which have Down Syndrome. She shares that although His plan can sometimes feel downright foolish, that so much goodness, blessings, and joy flow out.
Heather Avis is the founder of the hit Instagram account @macymakesmyday, which is enjoyed by and inspires people from all walks of life from every corner of the world. Heather is a wife to her loving and supportive husband Josh, and mother to Macyn, Truly, and August. They live in Southern California.
So few people have a child with down syndrome, those of us who do are incredibly lucky.
Even in this hardest darkest place there is beauty to be found.
I’m such a controller. I was just trying to do anything I could to grab ahold of putting a baby in my womb.
We are going to look for and seek out the easy route, the beautiful things, the nice things in life, but a lot of those things are sitting underneath the dirt, underneath the ash, you have to sit long enough in the pain and heartache in order to discover them.
There’s beauty here, your going to find it, just wait and just trust.
God did something instantly in my heart when I read (in the email) ‘babies with down syndrome’”
With each thing we tried to wrap our head around, God’s grace just kept meeting us and refusing to let us close the door on her.
I needed to let go of so many expectations to get to the place God needed me to be.
We cannot know God’s goodness till we step into it.
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