Thursday, September 29, 2011

My God Is The God Who Provides

Leaving is going to be hard. This is a huge understatement. I knew
from the first few days in June, while working with the babies, that October 1st
was going to be a challenging. I HAVE to believe that God is the God who
provides. He will provide people to hold, feed, and love the beautiful babies who
I have fallen in love with these past four months. He will provide people to be
patient with Pedro, Eder, and Jared as they continue to enter their terrible
twos and throw fits on our walks. He will provide people to kiss Omar’s knees
because he is clumsy and falls at least three times a day. He will provide
someone to teach Chelsey how to walk, because she is SO close to walking! He
will provide someone to help David fall asleep, because he is incapable of
falling asleep on his own and needs someone to help him relax so he can sleep.
He will provide someone to hold Cindy’s hands so she can practice walking, take
her out of the Sala when she gets overwhelmed, and fix her bottles with special
milk because her stomach cannot handle real milk. He will provide someone to
hug Genesis every morning and fix her ponytail because her hair is SUCH a mess
when she wakes up! He will provide someone to keep Jose awake in the morning so
he is able to sleep in the afternoon. He will provide Fernando with someone who
can see past his charming smile to his mischievous eyes- someone who will attempt to
stay one step ahead of him and keep him out of trouble. He will provide someone
for Maria who will sing to her and rock her, because she LOVES being sung to
while being held.  

I heard a Mercy Me song for the first time a few weeks ago and
fell in love with the chorus. It is simple, but I really like it:
You're beautiful
You're beautiful
You are made for so much more than all of this
You're beautiful
You're beautiful
You are treasured, you are sacred, you are His
You're beautiful

I honestly pray that there is always someone here at Emmanuel to remind the babies that they are TREAURED, SACRED, and HIS. I guess the only way I am going to be able to tuck the babies into bed tomorrow night and say goodbye is to believe 100% that my GOD is the GOD who PROVIDES.

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