Sunday, March 22, 2009

A year of Hope...

I let the day slip by on the calendar, but not in my heart. On St. Patty's Day, March 17th, Mame had been in Hope's Place, the orphanage for one year!
A year older. A year without some things, but probably not things she missed, but things she has never known.
But it was also a year full of things. A year full of food, and safety, a warm bed, clothes, friends to play with, school, a roof over her head and a future...although unknown to her.
A year of a family far away from her, praying for her, working to get paperwork done, to secure a future for her. She may have not known...but God knew. A year of Hope.
And as we wait for news...each week thinking, it could be this week I hear something, maybe even tomorrow.... we walk forward into this second year, still full of hope.
"I know the plans I have for you, Mame, plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans for a hope and a future." Jer 29:11


  1. Thank you for the comment on my blog. I'll be praying for you and visiting this blog often.

  2. Sandee, I really love reading your blog because you're so good at finding the uplifting aspect of things. Even though i know it has got to be really hard waiting for Mame (and I'm sure you do get down sometimes), you find comfort in the fact that she is safe and secure. I love your attitude and your heart.

    Now bring home Mame! I'm praying!

  3. You are a constant inspiration to us all Sandee!! You are such a light and joy!! This has been a long and difficult road for you, but the finish line is right around the corner. I am praying for you and look forward to hearing the good news from you in the near future!!!