Oh my heart completely aches today knowing my sweet baby girl is in China on her first birthday in an orphanage. She was the first thing I thought of this morning..and is the last thing on my mind this evening. The only comfort I had today was knowing she was being held by her Heavenly Father who promises to be a Father to the Fatherless. What better company could she have than Him and the sweet Angels that I believe surrounded her and celebrated her today. Oh how I longed to be there when her little almond shaped eyes opened to smile and say, 'happy birthday, sweet baby!" I wished that I could pinch her sweet little rosy cheeks. I longed to snuggle up next to her and smell her and kiss her little feet. But, I know HE did. I am so looking forward to making up for lost time with her. Doug texted me today and said,"" Happy Birthday Lily! I texted back and said, "I know" :) :(..then he texted back and said.".that's exactly how I felt..happy yet sad"..I cannot wait to show her what it feels like to be loved...but until then...
Thank you Jesus for holding our little princess in your arms. Thank you for hiding her in the shadow of your wings, and for keeping her as the apple of your eye. Calm her every fear, wipe away every tear. Heal the hole in her heart for her birth family and fill it with Hope, Trust, and the ability to love and be loved by us. amen.
Lily, I'll love you forever, I'll like you for always...as long as I'm living my baby you'll be!
Happy 1st birthday!!!!!!!
"The Lord your God is with you, He is MIGHTY to save. He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing."
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