Wednesday, February 5, 2014

A Girl Looking for Her Daddy

"A father of the fatherless and protector of widows is God in his holy habitation.
God settles the solitary in a home..." Psalm 68:5-6

There is a girl somewhere yearning for a dad, and I feel called to be that to her. The truth is she has a dad, she just hasn't met him yet. I am trying to get to her, but she doesn't know it yet. Every day I think about her. Every night I pray for her to come home soon. My heart yearns to bring her home.

There's a family waiting for her- a family to love her, provide for her, hug her, have tea parties with her, dance in the living room with her and provide a home for she doesn't have to feel alone anymore. Leslie and I recently attended a conference for adoptive parents. I don't remember everything that was said that weekend, but one part gripped my heart. The speaker shared the testimony of an adoptive family that was amazed at how quiet the orphanages were. You would think a house filled with kids would be filled with crying, but they're not. The reason: babies in orphanages learn at a young age that crying doesn't do any good- no one is coming to pick you up.

My heart sank. No kid should feel alone. No kids should feel like no one is coming. No kid should have to live without a family. So we're adopting. We are privileged that God has called us to do this.

When David penned the 68th Psalm he didn't know the Pollards and he didn't know our daughter in Moldova, but he did know the heart of God. God is a father to the fatherless. He defends those who can't defend themselves. He gives a home to the lonely.

As much as my heart yearns for my daughter, the heart of God yearned for her even more. Although I will have to sacrifice some things to be her dad, God sacrificed everything for her. He loved her all the way to the cross.

I feel honored, blessed and completely unworthy to be her dad. But I know by God's grace I can be what He has called me to be. Will you pray for our family as we continue this journey? So many have given so much to help us get her home. We are humbled by the grace and generosity of so many.

Will you consider helping us financially in our adoption journey? Simply click this link:
Our family account number is 4045. The family name is Pollard.

Thank you for loving our daughter with us!