Cat has written:
“I would like to make something for a young girl who was given up for adoption, and then lost her adoptive mom to cancer.”
“She was facing issues of fitting in, as she noted her skin is not the same color as her parents or siblings (adults). She knows she is adopted. But then her mom died after a brave fight with cancer. In preparation for her death, her mom moved the family to a friendlier place, where she fits into the neighborhood better. So, Bella also misses her home and neighbors.”
“I would like there to be a verse she can grow into. Because she comes form a Catholic-Jewish home, I am considering the Old Testament as a possible source. I thought I’d ask my cousin (a minister) and wonder if you have any suggestions.”
Children Footrace DA Blodget Adoption Picnic August 19, 201010, a photo by stevendepolo on Flickr.
When I got the first message from Cat, I was thinking of:
See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! – 1 John 3:1
which incidentally is my favorite verse. But that’s not Old Testament. I’m praying on this, but I wonder if any of you have suggestions?