On Tuesday night Dimples went to the Toby Mac concert with three other girls and some staff members. The family of one of the children has connections with Toby Mac and was able to get them tickets. It was a big event for her and she was excited to tell me all about it in our Skype session.
She said, “Mom, it only costs $35 a month to sponsor a child so they can have enough food and everything. I think we should do it.” Teasingly, I said, “You know, I used to sponsor a child. Her picture was on our refrigerator and she was so cute. Her name was Dimples.” We laughed. She went on to tell me dreams and plans for how she would like to raise money to help feed the children at her orphanage and take care of children in need.
The words spilled out of her, one idea after another. What I heard was hope. There was a time when Dimples could not imagine the future, and certainly not a future filled with hope. Yesterday she had a sense that nearly anything was possible. She also believed that she could bring about change for those who suffer.
I looked at my daughter, the smile on her face as she talked, and I remembered a day at the UW Adoption Medicine Clinic many years ago. I told the doctor, “I don’t think we can possibly go on, but I know the Lord is going to do something amazing in this child’s life, and I don’t want to miss it.”
Yesterday I had a glimpse of amazing – amazing healing, amazing hope, amazing love.
I’m holding on to that today.
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