We sat around the dinner table last night and started by explaining what it means to "wish" for something, like..."I WISH I had some candy", or "I WISH that I could be a real princess" or maybe "I WISH that I could meet Cinderella". She seemed uninterested! "No... Nothing!", she said again and again. I was certain she did not understand this concept we were so eloquently describing for her! Kate and Ellie looked at her with disbelief and started to offer some suggestions of their own! Don't you get it, Rachel? You can wish for anything! Dream big! Finally her eyes lit up as if, suddenly, the greatest wish of all had occurred to her... "Oh," she said, "like... I wish for a Mommy and Daddy!" I choked back the tears and asked her if this had been her wish while she waited in China... "Yes" She shook her head and smiled as if to say... "What more could I want? My greatest wish has already come true!"
I am humbled! If given the opportunity to make a wish for myself, I'd have no problem getting started on a list of wishes that I've come to believe would somehow bring happiness, while completely taking for granted the blessings surrounding me! But to this precious orphaned girl, whose known nothing more than hopelessness for 7 years, everything else pales in comparison to having a Mommy and Daddy of her own, in a place called "HOME"! My heart aches for the millions of orphans around the world tonight, wishing for home. If only there were a "Make A Wish" for every single one of them! May you prick the hearts of more and more of your people, Lord, that they would become a dream come true for the millions who wait...
|I think we could be on to something here!... I'm just not sure "what"!|
Praying for Rachel and that's God will is best with a peace that passes understanding. Praying for healing and the gift of touching the lives of others.ReplyDelete
What a precious girl you have! What a great reminder of what children REALLY wish for! You gotta love giving a wish to a child who has already had her greatest wish come true. Amazing! Praying for your family and the decisions that lie ahead. Praying for a strong heart!!ReplyDelete
Even though we don't really know your family, Lori, we sure feel like we do. We love you and we will pray for Rachel. God bless you guys. You are an amazing inspiration and witness for our Lord.ReplyDelete
I think this is Rachel. I was looking for pictures of our daughter and recognized her.