Shining Moments

May 13, 2013

The moment I saw her picture my heart beat strong within me.

I’ll never forget it.

Her eyes, I thought. She needs to smile.

The gaze that stared back at my from the photo was flat and empty.

From that moment on

I was determined to find her and make her mine.

An adoption planned in heaven?

That precious one is now almost twenty and she lights up the world with her smile.

I thought I was done.

My mother heart was full.

But God had a different plan.

He showed me another little face.

Tiny and sad.

Withdrawn and obviously needing mother love.

From the moment I saw that video I was set on a path

to find her and to make her mine.

Today that little one is a growing thirteen year old.

Almost as tall as I am and learning in every area.

Amazing changes in her life.

Another adoption designed by God.

Whose face moves you?

Needs abound

Where ever you look.

The elderly –

the children-

the poor-

the sick –

the grieving-

the abused –

tears falling like oceans while I write this simple blog.

Do you see the faces? Do you hear the cries?

I don’t want to ever become so comfortable that I somehow don’t see or hear.

While scrolling on the internet a few days ago

I saw another little face.

She was tiny – so very tiny-

and had no eyes or nose.

She was beautiful

and would need lots of love and care

to help her become all that God wants her to be.

My heart leaped to her

still does.

I long to have the means to scoop her up and care for her.


if not I

maybe you.

Yes, maybe you will see her need and respond with a “Yes”!

That’s all God ever asks of us

Our willingness

Our hearts.

He is more than able to do what seems impossible with man.

Have you discovered this?

Whose face do you see today?




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