Luke 24:13-32
This is Jesus heartburn(I have to credit Dallas Willard for this term!)...31 Then their eyes were opened and they recognized him, and he disappeared from their sight. 32 They asked each other, "Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?"

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Mary

It's been a little over 2 weeks since we went to pick up Mary. Tonight I just want to share with you the progress she has made because of some AMAZING caregivers at TRS.
Here is a picture of her when we picked her up...
she cried the whole trip home, nothing we could do helped this terrified little girl relax. The first week at the center was difficult as well. Every time I went to visit her she was either sleeping or crying; I have to say it was some of the most heartbreaking sounds I have ever heard. The aunties, I am sure, were frustrated with her constant cries and worried about her; but they continued to call out her name, cuddle with her, feed her, and include her into the life of the baby room.
Yesterday when I went to visit, it was as if a new little girl was in Mary's crib. She laughed and smiled. She showed excitement when people spoke to her and she even let me hold her for a while without getting really upset. Today, I went back to get some pictures of this new Mary.
She has been through such trauma in her life and there is still a long way to go for healing; but she has found a new home...new brothers, sisters, aunties, and uncles...and now she smiles and laughs and plays with all of us. What a treasure!

and just because it's extremely cute...