another moment in adoption

Her little face appeared on our computer screen

A bit blank, sad, pensive

An accepting face

Her future unknown, her past difficult

And she is only eighteen months old

She has experienced sickness and abandonment

orphanage life and the long search for a family

special enough for her needs

She is a treasure

And we had the gift

of holding her in our thoughts

and our hearts and prayers

for one sweet month

Until God declared her

the child of another family

Amazing enough to be hers

And she theirs

Hello, little girl

And goodbye

You were not mine

But I still blessed you

for thirty days

And for forever

with life, hope, and joy

And when we meet in Heaven

We will know each other well

I will be the woman

Who longed to hold you in my arms

But trusted God with you

Even more.

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