Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Claire is Resettled! {Part 2}

{Claire in the light blue - being reunited with her sister!}

We searched and searched.

At the end of the day that the article was in the newspaper,

I felt so discouraged.

Our sweet Claire kept asking for her mama

but we had no answers.

So we prayed and we prayed.

Then one day my cell phone rang...

I answered on the first ring,

only to hear

the most amazing and beautiful thing had happened -

Claire's Mama had been found!!

What joy and excitement filled the air!

Our sweet Claire had been missing for over one month.

Her mama had feared the worst after

searching endlessly and many, many, many sleepless nights.

Where oh where could she be?

But our loving God had watched over Claire and protected her every step

enabling her to eventually be found and 

brought to The Gem Foundation where

He allowed us to watch over and protect, 

until her mama could find her! 


The Joy on the day of Resettlement is something I wish you all could have experienced.

Claire radiates love and joy!!

Upon arrival, 

her mama threw her arms around her little girl and held her like a baby.

She smiled and she laughed.

She had prayed and asked God to bring Claire back home,

and He did.

For my Jesus is faithful 100%!!!

Claire and her family...

 she is so loved and treasured!!

We feel so honored and humbled that God would use our home,

to bring Claire back to her family.

Because my sweet friends,

every child deserves a family.

We love you Claire!!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

She Once Was Lost...

This is truly a story only God could write...


Just three weeks ago our home grew again..

Authorities finding that a child had been abandoned
 immediately made contact with our home.

Just hours passed and soon she would arrive.

We would find that,

Her name is 


8 years old and a little spitfire.

She is sassy and she is sweet.

We'd also find that she has epilepsy and some brain trauma.

She would be counting and then forget what she was doing.

We soon realised she also has some memory loss.

As the days would pass,

Claire would share how she wanted to go home.

Yet we had no idea where home could be.

We prayerfully placed an ad in the newspaper,

looking for anyone who may have known her.

But to our great sadness no one responded.


Little did we know that across the city,

a mother lay awake...

Wondering where her little girl could be?


Flash back to December 31st, 2014

New Years Eve.

A little village bustling with life.

People excitedly preparing for the celebration.

Mama goes to the bathroom and comes back to find her little girl missing.

"Clarie..Claire..Claire..She screams.."

Yet there is no reply...

She begins franticly searching and finds nothing.

Hours pass...

She continues searching...

Then days pass....

She continues searching...

Then weeks pass....

She continues searching...

She wonders what could have happened to her little girl.

Memories would flicker through her mind...

She searched and searched.

But as she continued she found no reply....

Her heart ached for her little girl....

Where oh' where could she be?

She began to fear the worst..

So she prayed...

Then the most amazing thing happened.


{Stay tuned for part two.}