Every Wednesday during the Christmas season, we will post a reflection from Larry Livingston, CFCA church relations director. We hope these reflections help you on your own journey through this time.
ìAnd Mary kept all these things, reflecting on them in her heart.î (Luke 2:19)
Raising children is always an adventure, but perhaps even more so for adoptive parents.
Often I am completely clueless about the whys and wherefores of my sonís personality because, unlike some, I canít look at him and see myself at his age.
And I learned pretty early on in my parenthood that it is a mistake to try.
Sure, this can be frustrating at times, but it can also be a delight. I canít count the number of times I have been bowled over by the creative insights Ben has or by his left-field sense of humor.
He sees things just a little differently from me, and I have come to cherish that difference as a surprise bonus of him being my son.
My experience with Ben gives me, I think, a little insight into what it must have been like for Mary and Joseph as they raised Jesus.
Even before his birth they knew that this child would be different and that they would have to get used to sharing him with the world. Read more