Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Tonight, we went to a going-away party for our Chinese students.  It is their last day of class tomorrow, and then we have one day left with S. before she leaves to travel to the east coast and then home.

After the party, the students all gathered outside for a group picture. I set Grace down to take a photo and then started talking with some of the students.  Grace was standing a few feet away from me and as I glanced up at her, I saw a look of terror cross her sweet face..."mama," she whimpered.  For a moment, she could not find me.  She was standing in a sea of beautiful Chinese faces, but the face that she looked for was not Chinese.

She was looking for her mama.

I hurried over to my precious girl and scooped her up in my arms.
No, we don't look alike.
But, we share the same heart.
And tonight, in particular, I am struck by how blessed I am to be this little girl's mama.

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Jill and Rick said...

Sweet sweet Grace. So glad that you quickly noticed how much she needed her mama.


No Greater Love said...

I can just hear Grace saying that too...she does love you so much, truly her heart is completely intertwined with yours, and it is beautiful to see.

Diane said...

Such a beautiful post. You are her blessed Mama, indeed!

Waitingfaithfully said...

Is there any sweeter word to hear than "mama"? Oh how blessed we are to be entrusted with our beautiful treasures . . . the ones who call us "mama"! The ones whose hearts are indeed "intertwind" with ours.

He is good! So very good!

Love and blessings~


Difference2This1 said...

She is such a sweet are definately a blessed lady to have this one calling you Mama!! :) Blessings, Jennifer

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