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Monday, May 4, 2009

Make me a bird...

There is a scene in the movie Forrest Gump that shreds me every time I see it. When young Forrest and little Jenny are running to get away from Jenny’s abusive father, they hide out in a field and Jenny desperately prays; “Dear God, make me a bird. So I could fly far. Far far away from here.”

This past week I had the staggering privilege of being with children who are getting their wings back. Wings that were once broken are being made strong again. While we celebrated the opening of our new safehome in the Philippines, I watched as children danced and sang. I watched them giggle and laugh like children should. I watched children fly. I live for these moments. Tonight, I’m going to hold my kids. I may never let go.

Our girls at the opening of the Round Home...Are those wings I see?
-Rob

8 comments:

chloeadele said...

able to soar. able to climb to such great heights. able to be free.

beautiful.

Anonymous said...

their lives transformed lift us all up with them! i cannot even imagine the feeling, rob. thank you for sharing your heart with us, and of course, the opening of the first roundhouse.

anna joy said...

yessss this is so beautiful!! Thank God!! You guys have been on my heart alot and in my prayers. So excited for the restoration that is taking place.

Laci Renee said...

Pslams 55:6

An Ethereal Forest of Stars said...

What a beautiful photo, and it brings me joy and smiles to see them laughing and smiling...

Let us keep praying for all these children and people and the ones still bound in chains...

:) said...

They are so happy and free it takes alot to be as strong as them, they are buetiful, strong angles. marbel angles.

Victoria T. said...

What a blessing from Above these children are. It makes me angry to know that any of them may have been hurt by anyone. It is great to see them smiling and dancing!! May the Lord touch their hearts.

NewYorkEyes said...

...that is my favorite movie quote. i rewinded it and watched it again the first time i ever saw forrest gump. i swear, i did. (: you guys... gosh . i love love146.org. i just do. ♥