Jun 21, 2012


What does the number seven mean to you? To this little boy it's how old he is today...Brent is now seven, but he is not surrounded with gifts, a cake with candles, or a family. Brent is spending his Birthday in an institution again, for the past 6 years this is what Brent has been doing on his special day.

And he is still smiling.......

He should not be spending his time alone. He should be getting hugs from his mom and dad and kisses wishing him a Happy Birthday. He should be opening presents and eating cake and ice cream with his brothers and sisters. Brent is tiny for his age, fits in toddler clothes he needs to get out of the institution. I recently heard  that he is working very hard at  learning to ride a tricycle.

My heart breaks for him as he has been waiting so long to be found, I am sad that today he is still waiting.

Brent as a toddler when he first got listed for adoption

6yrs old

I don't know what Brent is feeling today. Does he know that today is his special day that God created him so perfect just the way he wanted him.  

Psalm 139:13
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb.

What does the number seven mean to me?....Seven of course is spritual perfection and so adequately represents the Holy Spirit itself. But also seven is the seal of God, he stamped his approval of creation by resting on the seventh day. God rested on the seventh day because his work of creation was complete, entire, perfect.

In Genesis 2:1-3 it says " Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. And God blessed the seventh day, and sancified it; because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.

This is what comes to mind when I think of seven, it holds a meaning to me as God created everything and everyone perfect. Brent is perfect to me, his pure little heart and innocent look in his eyes is like looking at Gods face.

So on this day I wish Brent a Happy Birthday, I look at his smile and it gives me strength to keep sharing him and praying that he doesn't have to spend another year alone.

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