Thanks for stopping by.
I’m Renee, and I am glad you’re here. This little spot is the place where I open up one of my life stories. Like you, my life is filled with lots of stories.
Right now the story I am living is all about family. I have an incredible husband & three amazing children. Yep, a family of my very own has always been my dream.
I’ve found many adopted folks have this same dream.
It’s not that we don’t love the adopted family God gave us because we do. We really, really do.
We just have an overwhelming need to look into the eyes of someone who shares our DNA because we have never done that before.
We look in our mirrors, stare hard at the reflections, and wonder who else on this planet looks like us. We do this same thing to strangers. We search their eyes and hope to catch a glimpse of ourselves.
My life story began with adoption, and thirteen years ago, I set out on a journey back to the beginning. Eyes of a Stranger recounts the steps along the way, the lessons God taught me, and miracles that only Jesus could manage.
After a lifetime of searching the eyes of strangers looking for myself, I was finally reunited with my birthfamily. I could look into their eyes and see parts of me.
I was looking to see who I really am, as if identity is black and white, but what I discovered was gray and dim.
That was ten years ago. A lot has happened since then.
A few years ago, the Lord called me to write my adoption reunion story, but I didn’t want to. I fought it even though the first lines had long since formed in my brain. I have always been a writer, but I haven’t always realized it. I was writing in my journal about this story years before I lived it, but journal writing is safe and private. This is not.
It took me a few years before I surrendered and began to write this story.
When I began to type out my first post, it was like labor. It hurt and ripped and opened and exposed, but in the end produced a miracle. God began to do a miraculous work in me as I gave in to His calling.
As I continue to obey His call to write Eyes of a Stranger, I hope you read only the story of Jesus and His amazing power to heal in every line.
You see, this isn’t a story about me. It’s about Him.
I’ve tried to make it easy for you to follow along. You’ll see the posts are numbered in my story as I share each chapter. Click here for the first post if you want to start at the beginning. There are other, random posts on this site as well.
I hope you come back and visit again soon.