Father to the fatherless, defender of widows — this is God, whose dwelling is holy. God places the lonely in families.

Psalm 68:5-6

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The Waiting Child

Today instead of asking for prayers for Esther and the other children that are currently in the adoption process, I'm going to ask for prayers for the many children at KKO that are still waiting to be chosen. I can only imagine how it must feel to that little boy as adoptive parents continue to visit their chosen children at the orphanage, but no one comes to see him. How lonely that little girl must feel as she listens to her friend speak of her new mama and papa in America. It's heartbreaking to even think about. My prayer is that God would place every child living at KKO into a loving family if it is His will. That would be a miracle... and it just so happens that my God is a God of miracles! I pray those chosen families will hear the call to adopt and act in obedience. I pray that all the glory would be given to King Jesus! Please pray for these children. Although they may feel forgotten, the truth is they are not. God knows each and every one of them. He loves each child and is concerned with every little detail of each one's life. I hope that each waiting child feels the sweet embrace of Jesus today and finds peace in His loving arms. When I read the poem below it reminded me of our first visit to KKO to meet Esther. A little girl came up to my husband and asked him to be her Papa. It was so incredibly awful to watch that scene play out. There were so many reasons why we couldn't adopt that little girl as well but to her it was simple... we didn't want her. I will never forget that moment or the feeling I get in the pit of my stomach everytime I replay it in my head.  It just shouldn't be.

"The Waiting Child"

I saw you meet your child today
You kissed your baby joyfully
And as you walked away with her
I played pretend you’d chosen me.

I’m happy for the baby, yet
Inside I’m aching miserably
I want to plead as you go by,
“Does no-one want a child of three?”

I saw you meet your child today
In love with her before you met
And as I watched you take her out
I knew it wasn’t my turn yet.

I recognized you from last year!
I knew I’d seen your face before!
But you came for a second babe.
Does no-one want a child of four?

I saw you meet your child today
But this time there was something new
A nurse came in and took my hand
And then she gave my hand to you.

Can this be true? I’m almost six!
And there are infants here you see?
But then you kissed me and I knew
The child you chose this time was me.

By: Debbie Bodie

Oh, if every child at KKO could add the last line of this poem to his / her own story... how wonderful that would be!!!

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