Saturday, February 20, 2010

A Care Package


Today I have been preparing a special package to send to a little girl on the other side of the world. A package to let her know we care, filled with trinkets: a stuffed dog, a new outfit, and a photo album. A disposable camera that will hopefully be used to capture parts of her life now. A gift for her foster mom and the director of her orphanage.


Small gifts, crammed into a shoe box with love.


But there is so much more I want to send her; things that can't be contained in a box, intangibles, things I want her to internalize in her soul.

I want her two-year old heart to know that her family is waiting for her and even though at first it will feel like we are stealing her away from everything that is familiar and known, soon she will feel at home.

I want her to know that even though we can never identify with the incredible loss she has faced in her short life, we will be there to walk beside her as she deals with it, to love her and help in any way we can.

I want her to know that we are no where close to a perfect family. That we will make mistakes and our journey together will not always be smooth. BUT, we are a family and we will navigate the bumps together. She belongs to us and we will not let her go.

I want her to know that she is not alone, and never has been. I want to introduce her to my Jesus who loves her more than me. Who was with her when she was born. Who was with her when she was abandoned. Who was with her in her orphanage and in her foster home. Who will be with her when she is thrust into the unknown, but loving, arms of us.

There are so many things I want to send her, so much I want her to know. But for now I must be content to send a small shoebox crammed with trinkets and pray that Jesus will whisper the rest to her small heart as we wait to bring her home.

16 comments:

leisle deisle said...

this post made me cry, mego... (maybe it's because i didn't sleep til 3am this morning and am sleep deprived :) )

but i am at the shop and there are people here so i will TRY to pull it together.

Heidi K. said...

So sweet. By the time I was finished reading I had chills up and down my arms and tears in my eyes.

Brooke said...

So special, Megan! And so sweet.

J Gutwein said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Not sure how I missed this! Adorable! I am so excited for you! Love, J

Rebekah said...

Such a sweet post Megan. She is so blessed to be joining your family. We are anxious for the day she comes home to her family!

Marla @watermelonslices said...

Megan, you said it so beautifully...made me cry. And I am in a room with just Gary, so I don't have to pull it together.

Love, Mom

Anonymous said...

What a blessing!

Jim Diamond

megs @ whadusay said...

Aw, thanks guys - I gotta say I teared up while I was writing it!

Jami @ livelaughlove5 said...

beautiful! makes me want to cry. :) i remember those feelings when hudson was across the world from me. soon she will be in your arms and you will be able to whisper those sweet words into her ears.

Sue Heimer said...

Wonderful News! She is so Blessed to be part of your family!

Kirk and Keri Plattner said...

We are praying for your sweet little girl and for your family.

christine said...

What wonderful news (sorry, a bit behind)! We are rejoicing with you and your new daughter. One less orphan in the world!

Rachel said...

That was absolutely sweet and beautiful, Megan! :)

Are those smarties candies I see in that box?! Those were my favorite when I was little! :)

Jill said...

Precious post Megan. So excited to meet Suhn! I love her smile pushing that chair! She is adorable!!

megs @ whadusay said...

Yes Rachel, they are smarties - a favorite of our kids and candies that travel well! I remember loving them as a kid too - I remember them as church candies because that is often when we ate them!

Janell said...

Congrats!! I missed your first post about her. She is precious. So excited for you. We'll join with you in praying her home!