Five years ago today, a woman that I do not know, gave birth to a little girl, in Belgrade, Serbia. I do not know at what time she was born, nor do I know any of the circumstances surrounding her birth. What I do know, is that the little girl was born to be my daughter.
“You gave me life and showed me kindness, and in your providence watched over my spirit” (Job 10:12)
The woman named the baby Ana-Sophia. Ana means gracious. Sophia means wisdom. My daughter is destined to be a gift of gracious wisdom. Who couldn’t use a good dose of that?!
The word of the LORD came to me, saying, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,
before you were born I set you apart;…”
God knew. He had it all planned out.
Only ten more days will pass before I can see her and touch her and smell her. Today, on the day that I celebrate her birth, those ten days seem like an eternity. I have longed for my daughter today. I hope. I pray. That someone loved her and celebrated her life.