The moment I laid eyes upon it
I knew that it was special.
An extra soft, pink baby blanket.
Even as I bought it that Saturday so many years ago
I pictured myself covering my little baby girl with it.
Little did I realize how special that blanket was to become.
I packed it carefully in my luggage
when I traveled to Russiain 1993.
Then I took it with me to the orphanage on the night
that extraordinary night, December 24,
when I dressed my baby girl
in her very own—just for her clothing
and walked out of the orphanage under the stars
holding my baby in my arms.
Wrapped in that super soft, pink blanket.
Through a move
and many life changes
she has held onto that blanket.
Yes, it became somewhat frayed around the edges
so we snipped a little here and a little there
but it’s still soft and beautiful
My heart reflects on the wondrous way our Lord
also wraps us in His Love and Grace
tenderly carrying us through life.
Shielding us from the jars and sharp jabs of life
here on earth.
Breathing over you and I with whispers of love and
words of peace.
You are loved with an everlasting love.
Let’s never forget that.
No matter what the circumstance
remind yourself of His covering you
and holding you close.
See His shield of protection surrounding you.
Rest in His Love even though all around you are difficulties.
Holding that little one as we rode the night train
Holding her still as we flew through the air from Russia to the U.S.
When I look at that faded pink blanket
I remember how far we have come
and my heart rejoices in Him.
giving us a marvelous picture of His Forever Love.