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I met a Bundle of Joy several months back. A cute kid—smart, friendly, and sweet; with dimples on both sides of his cheeks and an infectious laugh. I see him every now and then and we've become quite good friends. I've always known that he was adopted when he was yet a baby, but I did not know the full story until just recently.
And stories like that sadden my heart. I know there are many more like him. Unexpected surprises brought about by crimes. Babies who are the victims of what should not have happened. In this world there are people who don't uphold to values and morals, to what God says should be done, and so they work their way around rules, see how they can bend them...and as a result, hearts are broken, homes torn apart. And sometimes surprises like this Little of Bundle of Joy come forth.
This Little Bundle of Joy, however, has been adopted by a wonderful family (with loving, doting parents) and by a bunch of people that just love him to distraction (me included). But then I realize that not all unexpected surprises like this one are welcome. Some of these babies grow up facing rejection from even their parent/s. Some of them grow up feeling insecure and unwanted. Some of them don't know what it's like to feel loved and cared for. That's why it breaks my heart.
Dear Little Bundle of Joy, if you ever come across this when you are old enough to read blogs, when you are old enough to learn your true story and understand, know that you were never unwanted, never unloved. You may have been deserted at birth, but there is Someone—your Maker, your Creator, who formed you and made you fearfully and wonderfully (Psalm 139:13-14)—who knew of your existence long before anyone else ever did and loved you from the very start. And that Someone loves you totally, completely, and much more than anyone on earth could ever love.
For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.