I FELT ANGRY.
I know the reasons they left her were probably many. I pray they didn't feel good about leaving her there. I am glad it was not winter like it is today with bitter cold. I try to understand that her parents probably just 'did what they had to do'.
Maybe they are poor. They probably knew they could not afford to repair her cleft lip and palate. Maybe her mom was even having trouble feeding her. Maybe they feared if they kept her, she would die because she couldn't eat or because they couldn't afford to feed her. Maybe her family already had another child and so she would have put there family over the limit for the number of kids the government will allow them to have without fines.
Reasons. Reasons. They all stink.
Christians are called to love children. ALL children. It is crapy that life makes that really hard some times. It stinks that money, man-made rules, and fear made it where my little girl had to be left on the side of the road.
The two street names for the intersection where the bus stop is.
I quickly know the answer. He was right there. He saw it all. He knew she was going to be left before it happened. He loved her then. He loves her now! Michal is HIS baby first and foremost.
I know God cried that day.
I know God protected her from all those speeding cars.
He kept her away from any evil person that may have hurt her.
He got her safely to the orphanage that has kept her alive, healthy, repaired her lip, and that hopefully gave her some love too for the past 17 mths.
That day as she was being left, as she was laying there alone, so small,
God knew we were already on our way to get her!!
He had been calling us to adopt for YEARS by that time
We had already been working on her adoption paper work for 4 1/2 months by that time.
We had been praying for her for 4 1/2 months by that time.
We prayed every night for God to protect, provide for her and love on her. We prayed that if there were no humans that would/could care for her, that He would send angels to care for her.We know that He did! How do we know? Because in our lives, we have experienced a God is who is:
Omnipresent: He was with us, and with her everyday!
Our God hates what happened to her, but
OUR GOD REDEEMS!!!
I get to look at this beautiful face every day! I get to watch her grow and fulfill all God's plans for her life.
I get to wipe this sticky, sucker covered face and tell her I love her, and about how much God loves her. I get to tell her all that He has done for her. I get to assure her that He will continue to be faithful!
We also get to make her a citizen of the GREATEST country on earth! A country where she will be free!
Wow! What an honor and a part of His plan!