happy birthday

Five years ago today, a woman that I  do not know, gave birth to a little girl, in Belgrade, Serbia.  I do not know at what time she was born, nor do I know any of the circumstances surrounding her birth.  What I do know, is that the little girl was born to be my daughter.

“You gave me life and showed me kindness, and in your providence watched over my spirit” (Job 10:12)

The woman named the baby Ana-Sophia.  Ana means gracious.  Sophia means wisdom.  My daughter is destined to be a gift of gracious wisdom.  Who couldn’t use a good dose of that?!

Jeremiah 1:4-5

The word of the LORD came to me, saying,  “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,
before you were born I set you apart;…”

God knew.  He had it all planned out.

Only ten more days will pass before I can see her and touch her and smell her.  Today, on the day that I celebrate her birth, those ten days seem like an eternity.  I have longed for my daughter today.  I hope.  I pray.  That someone loved her and celebrated her life.


Happy Birthday!

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