Sunday, July 12, 2009

Kisses from Heaven..

An email from Eagle's Nest was in my inbox today. I always grit my teeth and pray before opening these emails. I'm always so afraid that they will hold the dreaded news that my sweet girl has been transferred. Today though, it was just an update on Claudia with some precious pictures.

I have never gone a day without thinking of this child, of this country, of this orphanage. Something inside of me has fallen in love with it all. Sometimes I just ache thinking about the children I held in my arms just one month ago. I was kissing sweet Claudia's cheeks just 30 days ago.
So opening this email was bittersweet. My heart rejoiced at the fact that Claudia has not been transferred. She is still at this orphanage with her friends, her mamas, and Christian values. And of course my heart melted seeing her precious face in these new pictures. The other half of me just wanted to sit and cry though. I miss Guatemala so much. I miss speaking Spanish so much. I miss the precious people so much. I miss Claudia oh so much. But I'm reminded again that this is where God has me. He has me here for such a time as this, and Lord willing, He will take me back there someday.
So as I gaze at the face of my sweet Guatemala girl and long for her little hands in mine, praying that the Lord would be gracious to her and reverse the decisions that have been made in her case. I praise God that His promises are good, trustworthy, and steadfast. With that in mind, I cling to His word and trust in His sovereign plan. "

"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. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart."
Jeremiah 29:11-13


Annie said...

The pictures are BEAUTIFUL! She is such a lucky girl to have you as her sponsor! :)

Anonymous said...

Hello Molly,

I am Nastya, and I found your blog awhile back while searching for homeschool '09 seniors. Your blog really interested me because I also am very passionate about foreign adoption and foreign work...only the country being Russia, in my case:-). This really attracted me to your blog, and I have really enjoyed reading your posts!

So as far as adoption goes, do you have any family in adopted family members...that are Guatemalan? And the little girl Claudia that you spoke of, how did you come in contact with her? What is your relationship exactly? She looks like the absolute sweetest thing. It must be so exciting to have the privilege of being in your "home" country...and having a child all to yourself, as well! Bliss!:-) I really enjoyed the posts of your recent trip there.

In my case, I am passionately in love with all things Russian. I said I am in to adoption...and I am, but my focus has kind of shifted over the past couple years. I USED to want to adopt very badly, but now I am feeling more burdened just to go over there to LIVE, and instead of adopting, have a home for children. This is the very height and sum of all my dreams and ambitions:-).

Anyways, thought I'd let you know that I've enjoyed your blog and getting to know more about you and your country!:-)

~Nastya Andreyovna

Sharon said...

Hi Molly!
These are awesome pictures! She is so adorable! And what a great surprise that she hasn't been transfered yet!

In God's timing!

Carrie S said...

Oh Molly, I love your heart. You and sweet Claudia are in my prayers.