'Biddy Mason. Great story. Born a slave in 1818, her owners got converted to Mormonism and headed west. The other Mormons pressured her owner to free her, but he wouldn't. So she fought for her OWN freedom in California court, and won. They she became a nurse and midwife, one of the first black land owners in LA, amassed 300k which she gave liberally to charities, and founded churches, schools, and aid societies."
I love this message. At the same time I have to disagree, at least in the US. US adoption is ridiculously difficult, so most gay prospective parents go to the same adoption agency's straight people do. And those can be so shady as to outright steal babies from their families. Please, do correct me if I'm wrong.
I love this beautiful painting and it's perspective of Jesus on the water .Love how you can see his bare feet on the waters surface with his sweet hand reaching down -ALWAYS. It reminds me of a poem I loved as a teenager. It was about acknowledging the hand that pulls you up.