Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Their Eyes

This is a post that I wrote about all our foster children. 

One of the first things I notice when they arrive are their eyes.

They are haunted.

Often they have seen things that are darker than I will ever see.

When you play---they watch you---not sure if you are safe.

They don't trust adults, or they trust them too much.

When they wake from a nap their eyes are clouded from a dream they can't shake.

But, when I sing to them........

Songs about a Jesus who will always be there for them..........

Even if I can't be.............

Their eyes soften and relax.

They seem to instinctively know Him.

Even though they haven't seen Him with their eyes.


  1. absolutely nice dear and touched,and make think,what would happens if we dont adopt my twins?where the would be,I m not special dear but I now when I saw them for first time,I love them right now!and i m sure you understand me Rebecca, blessings!

  2. Thank you...
    for saying yes to these precious souls.
    for understanding and seeing them,
    for knowning how and what to do for them.

    It's not for everyone. You and your family have stepped up to help. And when you think you can't do it anymore, just know that I'm cheering you on with prayers and thoughts.

  3. Gloria, I understand perfectly!!!!

  4. Christine, Thank you so much for your prayers. You have no idea how much that helps....to know there are people out there praying for us. :)

  5. I believe you bring them into His presence by your songs and your care of them. How fortunate they are! Blessings~

  6. Oh, that is so true! A good friend of mine had a foster boy who wasn't abused...but neglected. He was terrified of being left alone...which his mom did to him...let him in his crib all day alone in the house!
    His eyes were like that. :(

    All ended well for him, though. She adopted him...and he's 18 now!


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