I recently heard it said: "You'll be surprised how far you can go from the point where you thought it was the end.”
I believe this with all my heart! So many times I’ve thought it was the end with my search, but it’s never the end until the breakthrough comes. One of the best pieces of advice I was given with my first search was, “There’s always something else to do.” And it’s true!
You never run out of steps to take in a search. I’ve found most times when a person says there is nothing more to do, they have just run out of steps they don’t mind taking. For instance, one step I hesitated to take was going public on some social media pages to ask the public to help with my search. I held back on that for as long as possible but finally came to a point where it was “the next thing.” If you are stuck in your search, what are you hesitating on doing?
Recently I was involved in an adoptee search. I rarely to almost never have time for that anymore with my schedule the way it is, but this was an exception. It’s so exhilarating to complete a search. There’s nothing like it! I remember when I completed my maternal search. I literally didn’t sleep for days afterward, I was so enraptured.
Every time I have occasion to be part of someone’s search, even if it’s just that I’ve “shared” their post on Facebook, or I have prayed for them -- I remind myself of what happened to Job.
In Job 42:10 it says, “After Job had prayed for his friends, the Lord restored his fortunes and gave him twice as much as he had before.”
I continue to hope that as I help others, my prayers will also one day be answered with my paternal search.
Never doubt what a girl who prays and helps others can accomplish.
Don't give up, my friend.