Four years ago today, a little girl was born in China.
This little girl had two things going against her from day one.
First, she was born a girl.
Second, she was sick.
This is a girl born on February 8, 2009 (Lunar calendar) at 7 am. Because our family is poor and cannot afford to seek medical treatment, I have no choice but to leave her here. Someone with a good heart please take care of her, my family and I will be extremely grateful. Because her illness may threaten her life, please do not delay. From, A Helpless Person
Today, as we celebrate Mackenzie's fourth year of life, Jacques and I are well aware that a woman in China will be wondering if her baby girl is still alive, and if someone with a good heart is taking care of her. My prayer today is that God will whisper into this woman's ear that not only is her little girl alive, but that she is absolutely thriving, treasured, and loved beyond what words can adequately express.
After languishing in the Shanghai orphanage for three years and two months, I remember that sinking feeling I felt the moment Mackenzie's 18 lbs of skin and bones were placed in my arms on May 7th, 2012. Her eyes were vacant of emotion, and her body was rigid from the unfamiliarity of a mother's touch. I kept wondering...could we ever break through to this little girl?
Almost 10 months later, and 8 pounds pounds heavier,
Mackenzie is still tiny but mighty!
Her joy and loving spirit leaks out of her all day long.
Happy 4th Birthday Mighty Mack!
We love you to China and back.
Thanking God for setting this precious treasure in our family!
"A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows,
is God in his holy dwelling.
God sets the lonely in families."