Here we go again with another “Five Minute Friday” post! To learn more about “Five Minute Friday” (FMF), check out the linked image here. Basically, each week there’s a word given for you to write about. You start writing, no back-tracking, editing, etc. At the end of 5 minutes, you stop. Then you post it, and share in the community of words that were birthed during these 24-ish hours. It’s cool stuff.
So here’s this week’s response to the word: “ cherished ”
I’m still only beginning a new understanding of the amazing capacity for Love God has given me. Here we wait, documents all prepared, approved by State and Country, money…well, still in the process of being raised. We are waiting for our daughter. Waiting to hear her name. To see her face. To know her story. To bring her home from Africa.
Where is she right now? I’ve no idea. In a country where children are being turned soldiers. Where women are being abused at young ages in horrible ways. Where infants are dying of malnourishment and abandonment. Where even those who want to adopt are unfortunately inadvertantly involving themselves in perpetuating a system of corruption and valuing money over loving the orphans and widows.
Somewhere in the brokenness, a child waits. She doesn’t know it either. That she has a mommy and daddy. She has 3 sisters waiting for her, racing to be the first to name her as our first “prayer request” tonight. That she is incredibly cherished, even before I can hold her close, look deep into her eyes, and convey it with word and presence.
To think that all of this barely scratches the surface of my fathers love for me. My father who adopted me into his loving family. Who rescued me, and gave me to share His name….so that I could join his loving movement…
Grr…probably good to only have 5 minutes on this one. If you’d like to help us in our fundraising – you can click the link on the right side of this page….”Both Hands”. 🙂 Any amount adds up. But even more so….if you could add us to your prayers….we need His peace and patience…and doors to be opened. 🙂 Thanks friends!