Hello and thank you for visiting my blog.
I am a family doctor (GP) in the UK, I am married and have two birth children, Hannah (7) and Ben (5), our youngest daughter Star (4) joined our family through adoption.
Star is beautiful, she lights up the room. She is truly one of the most brave and resilient people I have ever met. Oh yes, she also happens to have Down syndrome.
I began writing the blog when Star had been living with us for just under a year. And what a year it had been!!! I felt like there were so many experiences we had lived through but that I had not processed. Writing my blog helps me to do that.
My blog begins by telling the story of how I (slowly) came to realise that God was calling us to adopt. It truly was an unexpected journey for me. As I write, I realise I have learnt so much about God, his love for me and his faithfulness.
This blog is not chronological (!) mainly because my brain isn’t very chronological at the moment.
The Incarnation explains the turning point for me in terms of realising God was speaking to me about adoption.
Searching is the point at which I first saw my lovely Star.
I have really enjoyed being part of the blogging community. I love reading other people’s stories, I love reading and seeing pictures of people and places all over the world. The stories I love the most are usually about Jesus, his love, about honest faith in hard places and most of all of hope overcoming fear.
I am planning to keep sharing stories of what God is teaching me on our journey. I am also writing a post entitled “what I wish I could say to my patient with a prenatal diagnosis of Down Syndrome.”
Thank you for stopping by, if you have time, please comment and share some of your story too.
Love Jane xx
(In order to protect my children, some names have been changed.)