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Monday, April 5, 2010

Tears of a Grieving Child

Both of the little boys were in tears tonight.  They had brought out photos of their deceased mother, their beloved father, and photos of Miss G.'s half-brother.

You could see the wheels of their minds turning:  Why am I here?  Why is G.'s brother not here?  How does all of this make sense?

All I could do was hold them... rock them... and tell them that I didn't know why Jesus allows some things, and not others.  I told them as best I could that Jesus decides all things that happen in our lives and that America was where He wanted them to be right now.  I also reassured them that heaven is a beautiful place where all of God's family will be... they won't be scattered all over the world.  Jesus will make all things right... someday.  I encouraged them to cry, and to give their tears and sadness to Jesus.

We cried together, sang a few songs, and prayed again.  Oh, Lord!  What pain these little hearts have endured!

For all of the grieving mothers, fathers, and children--- those in families and those "left behind"-- remember that the Lord never allows pain without purpose.  He hears your cries and your pleas for mercy and comfort.   He will make all things right again... in His perfect time.

Psalm 56:8 (New Living Translation)
 8 You keep track of all my sorrowsYou have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book.


  1. Beautiful, thank you!


  2. Kristen,
    You're doing such a wonderful job of loving these kids. I admire you SO MUCH! Thank you for sharing from your heart and in a way that so many others can glean from. I refer to your blog often with other adopting families because you are honest, real and wise!! Bless you as you and Glen continue to be the means God is using to redeem "the years the locusts have eaten" in your kids' lives. Praying for you!
    Becky B