with wide eyes and silky black hair in pigtails, and I was making her laugh and giggle with all
the kisses I was planting all over her face. She was a joyful heaviness in my arms and lap.
joyful team to the children in the orphanage who couldn't be adopted. About half of us fell in love
with children that we could never adopt. That when we typed in "Advocating for Orphans" on social
media, our hearts dropped because we couldn't move mountains for them to BE ADOPTED.
of the instant bond of Gospel love I've ever seen in my life.
She learned the day we left he couldn't be adopted.
"A Father of the Fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in His holy habitation." - Psalm 68:5
what orphans really ARE in their lives and to know what adoption and orphan care really means....
separated from its parents and to feel the deep ache in a real way of needing GOD to make it right.
is just a glimpse into the grief and broken heart of CJ's Mama.
Before me, there was an adoring Mama who bore him in love and adoration
and kissed his cheeks and carried him in her arms. Before me, she was.
I love him in a small but mighty way that is a shadow of her love.
and wiping away tears and we are praying for the millionth time that God would shine His light there.