Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Dwelling in the Possibilities

In the midst of the gestures and words of welcoming, I was drawn like a moth to a flame to this littlest one. There in the arms of the one I would soon come to know as his father, was the most precious bundle of cuteness. Large chocolate almond eyes and the chubbiest cheeks I have ever seen melted my heart with each innocent, sweet giggle that passed through his lips.

Knowing what we were offering was not for ones so little, his presence was unexpected. Who was this precious one, I wondered.

Clarity came in the form of his mother. A dear young woman who bore this bundle of sweetness not more than 4 months ago – she needed what we were offering. Pain and dysfunction care not of age or circumstance. She knew that all too well. She lived it daily. She survived it moment to moment because she had no other options – until today.

As chaos and need overwhelmed us all, her voice was heard.

In that moment, her want united with our offering. Soon, upon a simple operating room table, a sacred communion of faith and grace was celebrated. With the last suture closed, a future and a hope were restored.

This young mother and I met in a moment of possibility. Together with a few hesistant steps we began a path toward potential. While my efforts were minimal, I continue to pray that her results are phenomenal.

Through a tearful goodbye, we promised each other much the same...she would think of us when she was chasing that bundle of cuteness around the home and I would envision her doing that very same thing...at those moments we would pray for the other.

Humbled by grace.
United in faith.

Love was made visible in that hospital in Ecuador.

May we all continue to dwell in the possibilities that began there!

© A Sacred Longing 2009


  1. Sounds like God is doing some amazing things on this trip. That's wonderful!

  2. Are you home?

    My daughter is doing OK in Africa. The heat is unbearable, but she is slowly adjusting.

    I was able to talk to her through "skype" and it was great!

    Continue to pray for her remaining 8 weeks in Africa.

  3. So glad you're home; I know you must have mixed feelings regarding that statement...

    Home is where the heart is, and undoubtedly, you left a bit of yours in a faraway place.

    Can't wait to read more about how God continues to shape your vision and your heart along these lines.


  4. Wonderful God moment.

    You are His hands and feet.

    Thank you for sharing.