She defines their journey as a “love story.”
“It’s a love story that God wrote, and man attempted to re-write…[but] God’s story wins in the end.”
After writing her memoir, and learning more and more about her birth mother, Melissa got to meet the woman who gave her life. The two had spent years in communication, getting to know one another, learn “secrets” from one another and really just build trust.
In the summer of 2016, after a lifetime of pain, and healing, they finally met face-to-face for the first time.
Melissa says the encounter was “everything I could have ever expected, and more.”
Her mother had spent 36 years believing Melissa had died at the hospital. She carried relentless regret and guilt, but to have the opportunity to learn that not only is her child alive, but she also loves her and has forgiven her; the meeting was a beautiful part of the healing process for both women.
They embraced, and Melissa said to her mother, “It’s been a long time.”
Her story of survival, trial, forgiveness and love is something many of us can’t even begin to comprehend.
God wrote a story that no man could ever take away, destroy or use for evil. Like Melissa said, God’s story wins in the end.
May we all carry that beautiful truth with us today.
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