Impressions (Cate Alspaugh)
Well, God blessed me with two more weeks in Uganda than I was supposed to have, and I cannot be more thankful. Because of this, I knew there was a reason for my time in Kaihura. And I think I’ve figured it out.
Here in Kaihura, there is an orphanage called Home Again. Over the past few days, I have been overwhelmingly blessed with time to meet and begin to know the children that live there. One child defines Home Again orphanage in my mind. Her name is Paige. Paige is a happy four year girl, and when I first met her, she was covered in lunch. Her smile was so genuine that I immediately swooped her into my arms. I then, too, was covered in beans and posha but was too happy to care.
I learned later that Paige had some form of cerebral palsey. So when I heard that a couple living in Germany were adopting her, I was thrilled with the knowledge that Paige would be given a loving home and hopefully the ability to receive some form of therapy. Then Friday afternoon rolled around. I saw a car drive up to Home Again while I was on the front porch and a man and a woman get out of the car. They introduced themselves to me, saying that their names were Grady and Jody, and also saying that they were there to see their soon-to-be daughter, Paige. Completely choked up, I lead them to where Paige was napping, and got to witness a beautiful, God-made connection between two parents and their precious daughter. My current prayer is that every child at Home Again can have that moment and the ability to see a glimpse of God through loving parents.
Mama and Daddy, thank you for being this for me. I love you both so much.