Love Will Bring You Home

Nestled in the arms of kindred watchers,

I know you have a face; I know you have a name.

Sunlight drifting in to crowded quarters,

When we see it set, you will see it rise.

—-

Oh, the journey is long.

And we are standing still.

Don’t lose heart, little one.

Love will bring you home.

—-

Our prayers are skipping stones across the ocean.

We hope that you feel safe, when they get to you.

Beloved, though your cries may go unnoticed,

We will come for you.

—-

Oh, the journey is long.

And we are standing still.

Don’t lose heart, little one.

Love will bring you home.

—-

Children groaning for a distant homeland,

We patiently have hope, for what is to come.

We know our cries haven’t gone unnoticed.

Father, where you are, we long to be too.

—-

Oh, the journey is long.

And we are standing still.

Don’t lose heart, little one.

Love will bring you home.

Nathan and I wrote this song together a year ago on Valentine’s Day. (He’s doing his musician thing and recording it, so maybe we’ll have a version of that to share eventually.)  Though most of this adoption has been centered on the paperwork side of things, we can’t help but emote a bit every now and then. The Ethiopia program has experienced a lot of delays in the past year, but even in this slow process, there is comfort in knowing that we still feel as we did last year.

I wish I knew the artist of the above picture. It’s a random graphic I ripped from a Real Simple article, but it is dear to me. The framed print sits in our living room, and every time I look at it, I think of those “kindred watchers” who will be holding our baby.

And I am thankful.

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2 Responses to “Love Will Bring You Home”

  1. Ashley

    You will forever be thankful to those people. They will play a part in your child’s life story…one that God is beautifully crafting together, all for his or her good. :0) Those people, and so many more that you may never meet will become part of your family, people that you miss, people you will shed tears over, even though you’ve never laid eyes on them. I’m praying for your journey. Anytime you want to chat, please email or call me!!!

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