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A short story about a misunderstanding.
This is a picture of me at about one week old. Notice my mother’s hospital bandage on her wrist. I was a big baby—12 1/2 lbs and 24 inches long.
That’s not my biological father in the picture. He’s the man that decided to keep me and raise me as his own when Jesus spoke to him in the hospital.
Before that moment, I was being given up for adoption. The process had already started. The nurses even warned him that it was a bad idea to keep me—because I wasn’t white like him. It would be hard. But Jesus spoke to him, and that was that.
I don’t think (or talk) about this often, but I was reminded the other day when I had to find my birth certificate for an astrological chart reading with my friend, Jennifer Racioppi (more about that next month). It doesn’t have my parents’ names on it. Because of the adoption thing.
I used to feel a lot of shame and embarrassment about my story. But then somebody special made me realize something. She made me realize how many tragic circumstances and strange little miracles had to happen for me to come into existence. How all those things happening should be motivation for me to take all this “stuff” I’ve experienced and run with it to do something great. Gosh, even showing up as a giant at birth should have been a clue.
So now I tell my story. Again and again.
And like all the stories I share, there is something for you in this. What shame or regret do you hold onto? Whether yours or someone else’s. That has made you feel small or less than rather than the truth—that you’re meant for great things. That it took a lot to get you to this place, and you have stories that can help someone.
What have you misinterpreted as a slight that was really a benefit? What weakness have you assigned to yourself that is truly your greatest strength?
I love you.
Rebekah “Bex” Borucki, founder of BexLife.com and the Blissed In® wellness movement, is a mother-of-five, TV host, meditation guide, author, speaker, birth doula, fitness and yoga instructor, and popular social media personality. Her first book, You Have 4 Minutes to Change Your Life (Hay House 2017), is available now, wherever books are sold.