“I pray because I can't help myself. I pray because I'm helpless. I pray because the need flows out of me all the time- waking and sleeping. It doesn't change God- it changes me.”
― C. S. Lewis
― C. S. Lewis
I believe in the sun even when it's not shining. I believe in love even when I don't feel it. And I believe in God even when He is silent. (quote found on the wall of a concentration camp)
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Can It Be SEVEN YEARS????
Our beautiful Sarah has been home for SEVEN years!
Sarah is a JOY. She is one of the most loving, ACCEPTING, generous children I have ever met.
Tonight during our family worship, I heard her share and talk about her faith and her desires to serve the Lord. She is such a HUGE blessing to all of us.
Sarah's beginnings were so sad. She was born to a teen age mother who had no way to care for her. She contracted TB at some point and wound up in a TB hospital, where she was isolated and neglected. There is no clear understanding of where she was her first 2 years. She never made it to an orphanage until she was 4! And then, after she got there, she climbed a tree, fell out and broke her hip! SO she was confined to a bed (tied) for a couple of months. Papa Dima's daughter said she was FIGHTING MAD! :)
She came to the United States on her 5 th birthday and she came to us, 2 months shy of her 6th birthday. :)
When we went back and visited Ukraine, one of the workers knew the meaning of the name Sarah and laughed saying "that name fits her perfectly!" She really was a princess. "I'm not eating that!"
That is what she would say about some of the orphanage food. LOL
I cannot imagine our lives without her.
She is turning into such a wonderful young lady. :) I am going to miss my "little girl" as she is growing up.... but I cherish each and every memory, and I cherish the young lady that is emerging. Sarah will be 13 next month! WOW! Is it POSSIBLE!!!!!!
I love you my Sweet, Kind, Considerate, Loving Sarah.... You are TRULY a Princess. :)