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God's Plan For Us

This is our journey - God's incredible plan for our lives. When we followed the moving of the Holy Spirit, He opened the windows of Heaven and poured out upon us blessings we never dreamed of! Indescribable joy!

" For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

Thursday, February 4, 2016

To the Child Who Will Never Be Mine

Dear precious one, I'm writing this letter to tell you I am so very sorry.
I looked at your picture and saw your beautiful face.
I read your brief bio, and also read between the lines.
I saw the sadness in your eyes.
Your face haunts me. 
Your story breaks my heart into a million pieces.

I  want you to know that even though we couldn't come for you,

YOU MATTER.

I know your name. I whisper it in the night and ask the Lord to watch over you.
I know the day you were found wandering in the marketplace, and that the police came and took you to the welfare institute.
I know you were old enough to know that you were abandoned by the very ones you loved the most.
I know you talked a little about your family to your caregivers, and you cried yourself to sleep for many nights.
I know the day that was assigned as your birthday.
I know your medical needs.
I know that you needed surgery you never received, and now  many are afraid to adopt you because of that need.
I know you've watched other boys and girls meet their new families.
I know that each birthday brings you a little closer to losing all hope. The clock continues to move steadily toward your 14th birthday.

I also know you favorite food and your favorite color.
I know you help the smaller kids and comfort the ones who are hurting.
I know you help the nannies with chores, and do it cheerfully.
I know you love to sing and your favorite song tells how blessed is a child that has a mother's love.
I know you like handwriting, but struggle in math.
I know you've posed for several photographs through the years, and that with each one you hope and pray that a family will see the beautiful you on the inside and come to make your their child.

I know all these things and yet I could not bring you home.

Please forgive me for not being able to give you a family to call your own.