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December 2, 2023

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HannahFebruary 10, 2021

What a beautiful and honest story about the change of heart that the Savior offers to us.

Suzanne Turnbull AlderFebruary 10, 2021

How amazing you are Becky!

CarolFebruary 8, 2021

I'll add my desire to all the others for the rest of the story about both the children and their new family!

Kathy CouchFebruary 7, 2021

Wow Becky, for as long as I’ve know you and John and the kids, I’ve never heard this story. We love y’all so much! Thanks for sharing.

Pam BlairFebruary 7, 2021

I would love to hear the story of how BOTH children fared after their adoption.

Chuck and Gail McClureFebruary 7, 2021

I would also love to hear the rest of this story! My wife and I wept with humility and awe as we read this amazing account! We laughed out loud when John held up 2 fingers! We wept uncontrollably when you shared Mother Teresa's story!

Nate GarrisonFebruary 7, 2021

Becky you are amazing!!!!

Sage GallagherFebruary 6, 2021

Such an example of selfless love. Thanks for sharing your change of heart. It went from so good to golden. I'm grateful to be involved with Rising Star. I hope volunteers will be allowed to go again.

CubbyFebruary 6, 2021

Oh, what a wonderful story. You are amazing. The picture of your Jolanta today is beautiful. I hope there is a continuation of this story. Her beautiful smile tells me there were many trying things you were able to overcome. I am sure glad the doctor had a bit of inspiration. You sure needed it.

DavidFebruary 6, 2021

I want to know what happened to both children. The story just got good then i was cut off knowing what happened.

JanieFebruary 6, 2021

This article was a gift to me today. I have been struggling with some things, but nothing like Sister Douglas. After reading this article I've learned to not give up, that Jesus' love for us is unconditional and that we should be unconditional in our love for others too.

Kristin MannFebruary 5, 2021

Wow! I really needed to read this today. Thank you for sharing this tender story.

Gaye WillisFebruary 5, 2021

Becky, I am so inspired by your life. You are my Mother Teresa, my example of Christ upon the Earth. Thank you for all you are and all you have done. Thank you for sharing your story. You have blessed my life.

Karen DavisFebruary 5, 2021

Such a touching story, Becky! But I would love the rest of the story,. How are Jolanta and Thomas doing today?

MistyFebruary 5, 2021

Thank you for sharing this with us. My current experience isn’t even remotely close to the extreme circumstances you lived through, but I’ve had similar feelings of just not wanting to deal with it anymore. I’ve tried a few times to pep talk myself into just living and serving as the Savior would, but it clearly hasn’t lasted long. But perhaps if I were to change positions wi to them, not viewing myself as the Savior serving, but instead serving the Savior, I would hopefully indeed change my attitude regarding what I’ve been asked to do and willingly said I would do. Thank you for the change of perspective.

Doris WilliamsFebruary 5, 2021

Oh my goodness, if there ever was a story that could put our own challenges in perspective, it is this one. I have always thought that a change of heart is the greatest miracle we can experience, and Becky Douglas's response and action is light years beyond anything I ever imagined. So stirs us all to greater efforts in serving the Savior by serving His children. Thank you for sharing, Becky. Makes me think I would like to grab your heels as you go up to heaven!

Karell BinghamFebruary 5, 2021

It is inspiring to read about women women with such amazing grace and courage!

DawnFebruary 5, 2021

Beautiful story!

Jon SpencerFebruary 5, 2021

What can one say to a story like this? How can one express in simple words how one has been touched by the love and strength and power of this woman and her dedication to what she knows is true. This is why years ago I decided our family needed to take a very small step and help Rising Star support just one child, then two. But I have cleaned up the bathroom at the infusion center where my father was being treated for end stage lung cancer, s as nd denied him a cigarette he craved do strongly on his last intake to Thad hospital. I remember the last hug I gave him that day and his settled response to me. I believe that if we try Er can conjure up the strength to love someone enough to see Christ in our arms. We can only do the best we can do and for Christ that is more than enough. Our own heroic moments are more than enough.

Wayne ThorntonFebruary 5, 2021

You, Sister, are a true example of the believers. Reading this accounting was akin to reading scriptures. I am grateful for examples like you that inspire the weak like me. Thank You!

Juliann BradshawFebruary 5, 2021

You are a Mother Teresa too. Thank you for sharing every painful detail of a sacrifice few can imagine. I would like to say, “May God bless you for your service”, but I know He is exalting you. You are a savior on Mt Zion.



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