Katherine Anne Hughes

Katherine Anne Hughes
An amazing journey to Katherine
A Poem
Were you born today?

A poem that I read that describes feelings that I have as a waiting mother.  We do not know if Katherine is born yet, or if she is already waiting in an orphanage. So many babies are in such need of families.  I pray that the Lord watches over every single one.  And that every child receives a forever family!!!!



Were you born today? 


Were you born today across the ocean deep and blue?

Did someone wrap you warmly?  Did they stop and gaze at you?


Did they look upon your almond eyes and touch your silken hair?

Did they stop to kiss each tiny toe, hear your breath upon the air?


Did you hear a soft voice comforting, securely in her arms?

The warmth of two souls bonding, oh, the lure of newborn charms.


Were they charmed by every movement: every yawn and stretch and pout? 

Did they celebrate with handshakes and good spirits all about?


Or were the tears mistaken, as they fell upon your face?

Their eyes were wells of sorrow?  Their heads hung in disgrace;


Did they tremble when they realized the thing that would be done?

Did they mourn the new day coming, with the rising of the sun?


Did they place you, oh so tenderly, in the place where you were found?

Were those blankets wrapped up tightly to deny the cold, hard ground?


Did she whisper words of comfort with a love that was so deep?

Did she recognize the features of this one she could not keep?


Did you feel the night wind blowing as it carried in the morn?

Did you hear your mother weeping on the day that you were born?


And here across the ocean a mother weeps for you.

How long before she travels across the ocean, deep and blue?


How long before she gazes at those dimpled hands?

How long before she travels to that promised, distant land?


Her heart is filled with gladness.  Her dreams are coming true.

The secret thrill of motherhood, across that ocean deep and blue.


And she'll gaze upon your almond eyes and touch your silken hair.

She'll stop and kiss each tiny toe... feel your breath upon the air.


And you'll hear a soft voice comforting; the world's so insecure.

Two fragile souls are bonding as they hold each other near.


She'll be charmed by every movement;  every yawn and stretch and pout.

And she'll celebrate with handshakes and good spirits all about.


And you'll hear the night wind blowing as she rocks you off to sleep.

And she'll whisper words of comfort, with a love that is so deep.


...And far across the ocean a mother weeps...


 -by Mary E. McRae


By Christy Masyr

God laid the desire in our hearts

From his wishes we will not depart.


Some say, “Why go so far away?

How much will you have to pay?

Aren’t there children in the U.S.A.?”


Whether a child is from here or there

Isn’t it our job to love and care?


Children are a priceless treasure

Blessings that we can not measure.


God wants us to hold them tight

Whether they are yellow, black or white.


We wish we could save them all

Sadly, we can only answer our call.


We must go to a foreign land

For us, this is what God commands.


Our China doll is waiting

There will be no hesitating.


We are sticking with our decision

Unless God makes a revision.


Cast your doubts and reservations aside

Come along and enjoy the ride.


All children should be taken in

Maybe this process you should begin.

Kisses in the Wind

I hold you in my heart and touch you in my dreams.
You are here each day with me, at least that's how it seems.

I know you wonder where we are... what's taking us so long.
But remember child, I love you so and God will keep you strong.

Now go outside and feel the breeze and let it touch your skin...
Because tonight, just as always, I blow you kisses in the wind.

May God hold you in His hand until I can be with you.
I promise you, my darling, I'm doing all that I can do.

Very soon, you'll have a family for real, not just pretend.
But for tonight, just as always, I blow you kisses in the wind.

May God wrap you in His arms and hold you very tight.
And let the angels bring the kisses that I send to you each night.
--- Author Unknown


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