Monday, April 7, 2014

Decisions Made

We make decisions every day. Many are made without a thought. Some decisions lead to routine. How many of us drive to work the exact same way. How many of us go to the same market, same gas station, same fast food place. It happens to all of us, might be part of being human. We make decisions and then continue because we know what the results will be.

Donna and I made a decision almost twenty-five years ago and the results of that decision still amaze and confound me. Yesterday I had the great pleasure and honor of attending Ana's induction into the National Collegiate Leadership Honor Society. In a little over two  months she will receive her Masters Degree in Public Administration specializing in the non-profit sector.

The decision to walk down the adoption road for Ana was an easy decision to make. All it took was a few minutes of holding her and understanding what kind of life she might face, if she survived. The decision might have been easy but the road was at time terrifying, difficult and out of the box. I am not sure the amount of tears could be measured nor the hours of praying recorded as we walked the adoption road.

We believed we knew what was best and we moved forward. We never doubted our commitment and our willingness to pay any price. The price, in effort and faith, was of no consequence. With every set back, and there were many, we kept to our decision and kept going.

That decision did not just effect Donna and myself. Marily and Hilary were such a part of this road that without their love and support the entire dream and desires for their little sister might have fallen apart.

We never know what a decision we make today will eventually lead to. A young boy who payed it forward with a found twenty dollar bill has impacted millions of people. The Sunday School teacher who invited Billy Graham to come to his church has helped usher millions of people into the kingdom of God.

Every time I place my arms around my children I am reminded of how blessed I am and living in the joy of past decisions.

Tedd Galloway is a former missionary and is currently the pastor at West Adrian Community Church. His book, A Mother's Heart Moved the Hand of God, is soon to be released through, Morgan James Publishing. You can follow Tedd on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. His website is,

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