Friday, January 22, 2010


bittersweet: being at once bitter and sweet; especially : pleasant but including or marked by elements of suffering or regret
I finally recieved a new picture of Olivia Mame today....the last few batches of pictures, from traveling families brining there children home, did not contain any pictures of her. I was worried. Fearing she was hiding from the camera, the vivacious girl who is normally upfront and out there!
Today I saw a picture of her and the tears rolled.
Such a bittersweet little Mona Lisa smile on her face. And her eyes so big and sad. My heart melts like chocolate.
I have had word that she feels she is forgotten. That she had a spell of refusing to talk to the workers, because they do not have a family for her. (Or at least one who will come and get her! I am sure our photo album and care packages have long been forgotten. How could you expect a child to hold on to that, day after day?)
I have heard her real name is Hiwot or Hewit...and that it means Life. After 22 months of "Mame", (which I am told is a "house" name or nick name)... it is hard to wrap my head around a different name... I have heard that others call her by Hiwot though, as well as Mame....
You are not forgotten dear one. You are not. By me or by God. I promise!
You are spoken of and prayed for and heart-loved constantly.
Image 0220, in the light blue shirt with the sad smile, you are my daughter.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Please Pray...

Please pour on the prayers for my girl right is much needed.
The enemy of our lives would love to keep us in chaos, fear, anger, and alone.
Our God is mighty in power, His understanding has no limit. He can breakdown any stronghold and overcome any impediment that man would raise.
After 22 months, we need to pray Mame home....would you join me?
The waters can look overwhelming, but there is a little soul at stake...and our God, El Roi, is the God who sees....
Abba, Mame, she needs you...on the white charger, to come to her recue. We cannot do this without you. Only you can fight the odds and bring her home. Calm the storm, right the wrongs, save the hearts and rescue your maker, my husband, I have no where else to turn but to you, please, rescue your daughter.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Melkam Ganna, sweet Mame....

It was Christmas today in Ethiopia...
Mame's second Christmas in the orphanage. Last year we were blessed that there were families traveling on this day and I have photos of the Christmas celebration at her orphanage.
They had songs and treats and new shirts, a small tree and a goat for dinner!
With all our worries and wait I have with bringing Mame home, she had a special day today.
I pray for each and every one of the children in her orphanage:
Ah Abba,
you see them,
you love them,
your plans for them ache in your heart as it does in ours.
Your power and understanding has no limits...
I pray for each child there, every one, not ONE left behind.
Move I pray on their behalf...move for them I pray.
Bless them all, as they sleep right now after a special, exciting day.
Melkam Ganna little ones!