What would you do if you had to choose between your spouse and your only child?
What would you do if you found out that the government denied your legally adopted son’s immigration due to the fact that you and your fiancé were not living together?
What would you do if the government required that you re-file your son’s immigration paperwork stating that you and your fiancé live together when you don’t? Would you lie for the sake of your son?
What would you do if the government told you they could allow you to re-file your son’s immigration papers without living with your fiancé, so long as your fiancé went through the same 3 month extensive home study with blood work, background checks, medical exams, financial records, fingerprints, investigation of his entire life history, and needed to remain in California until they were finished?
What would you do if God told you to join in marriage with your fiancé in the middle of his study, but your son couldn’t leave Uganda and your fiancé couldn’t leave California until everything was finalized?
What would you do if the government told you that if you get married on the day that God told you to join with your fiancé then your son would automatically be denied entry to America and you would need to begin the entire process over again, waiting another 1-3 more years and costing you thousands of dollars more?
What would you do if you discovered you could obey God and join in covenant with your fiancé before the Church while still respecting the government and not marrying legally, but it would require you to travel across the world without your son because your fiancé was being held in California while your son was being held in Uganda?
What would you do if you were ecstatic to see your fiancé, who you’ve spent only 10 weeks with over your 10 month relationship, but felt guilty for being happy about a beautiful union because it meant leaving your son?
What if you found out that you could apply for a short term visitor’s visa for your son to travel with you to America for your covenant ceremony so you didn’t have to leave him behind, but it would cost you hundreds of dollars that you didn’t have to spend?
What if you, in a desperate act of faith, decided to gamble that money on the ounce of hope that you wouldn’t have to separate from your baby, but then were denied on the spot due the government’s suspicion that you were trying to illegally immigrate your child, even though you’ve spent years going through the legal channel and are a law-abiding citizen?
What would you do if you had to explain to your toddler, who has never spent a night away from you, that you were going to leave him behind for the sake of obedience to God and a hope for your family’s future?
What would you do if your toddler couldn’t go to sleep for 3 nights straight after you told him you were leaving for a few weeks? Would you still go?
What would you do if the time came to leave and your child broke down in anxiety while screaming “No, Mama?”
What would you do if you found out that the government might not be done studying your fiancé for months after your covenant ceremony and you were forced to once again choose between your fiancé and your child, but this time if you chose to remain with your soul mate it would be for an unknown period of time away from your son? Would you stay away from your child for the sake of your new covenant? Or would you go back immediately for the sake of a mother’s love?
What would you do if you had well-meaning people tell you every day that you need to choose your husband over your son, or your son over your husband, and any other choice would make you a horrible wife or mother?
What would you do if no matter what choice you made, someone you loved would be hurt?
What would you do if you spent the last week heartbroken, crying yourself to sleep over the decisions you didn’t know how to make?
What would you do if your heart was divided between the ends of the earth and you felt God was completely leaving the choice up to you?
What would you do if you felt like your family, who God has worked miracles to bring together, was being ripped apart at the hand of the enemy through the American government who claims they work to fight on behalf of your freedom?
What would you do if you felt like you were walking through a living hell and there was nothing you could do about it to stop it from happening?
Would you praise God anyway? Would you worship Him? Would you still trust Him? Would you love Him with your whole heart, not wavering from your faith, knowing He is working all things for good, drawing you closer to His perfect will for your life, creating paths for your family to be untied permanently, and loving you through every step of the way?
Or would you simply give up?
What would you do if you didn’t know what to do?
In this world, all things are passing. But He who is not passing is the One who can reconcile all that is broken. So no matter what we do or how many decisions we are faced with, He remains stable. And even in the pit of despair, He is good.
“For I know that my Redeemer lives, and He shall stand at last on the earth” –Job 19: 25
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