Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Hope

I was thrilled and very touched to receive this sweet silver pendant from my mom and dad this Christmas. It's handmade by Second Sister who I mentioned here on my blog. The back of the pendant is inscribed with a Chinese Proverb: "Keep a green bough in your heart and a singing bird will come." How perfect is this proverb for us hopeful waiting parents! I've kept a green bough of hope in my heart for 2.5 years and my singing bird, Elyza, is due to arrive January-ish.

I've come to know HOPE in a powerful new light over the past few years. It has been an incredible source of strength on which to perch my weary soul. Hope's roots grow deep within my heart and, there too, reap and sow more when it seems barren. It has kept possible the impossible. Hope is truly the miracle in itself.


"Be joyful in Hope... Hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us." Roman 12:12 and Roman 5:5

1 comment:

Jodee Leader said...

Wpw! What a very special gift!