E’s mother shut her and her sister out of the house because she could no longer care for them.
C was reclaimed from a trash heap in the worst part of Port Au Prince. She was about five years old, scarred and burned, abused and cast away. I met her two years ago on my first trip to the orphanage in Jeremie, Haiti, and now she has a new last name. She’ll arrive at her forever home in just a few weeks (hopefully) where she’ll have a beautiful life.
Sophonie’s parents died in the earthquake. She wanted to come home with me. It still breaks my heart. But not all the orphans are destined for adoption. God’s plan for them may include fashioning hope and beauty out of their brokenness right where they are so they can help rescue and transform other shattered lives . . .
Today I’m sharing over at Beloved in Blue Jeans as part of Amy’s series on Reclaiming Beauty. Join me?
And while you’re there, be sure to scroll down to follow the links to ViBella, a company on a mission to discover beauty from life’s trash heaps. And check out Amy’s new Beloved Shop where she has stocked some new reclaimed creations. After all, it IS the season for gifts.
In the stillness,
With Holley and Jennifer