This is a re-post for my friend Shawna in honor of Adoption Awareness Month. God has given her double the blessing through adoption as she now has a little girl, who in all God’s fine and fun attention to detail, is the spittin’ image of Shawna. How GREAT is HE?!
Monday, October 17, 2011
Today’s mother of honor is a wonderful story I am thrilled you to share with you. This Monday’s mother is Shawna Salkil of Seneca, Missouri. I keep a list of mother’s to ask about featuring each Monday, jotting down names often as I think of them. This list consists of mom’s I am already blessed to know, and also one’s I hear or read about but have yet to meet.
Shawna falls into the first category as I have called her my friend for over 12 years now. She served as Children’s and/or Youth Ministry pastor with her husband, Travis for many years, and has always had an amazing passion, energy and love for children. Then she became mother to Jaxon, and all those same attributes just multiplied. She is an incredible mother and I knew I wanted to feature her.
But then I remembered an exciting part of her journey to motherhood. Jaxon is adopted. Sometimes I forget that. But when I remember, it brings a lump in my throat as I recall all that Shawna and Travis went through to receive the miracle of Jaxon. It is a story of faith and hope; and a love that can only come as a gift from God Himself.