It was only yesterday that we welcomed baby Grace into our home. She was born a preemie at 7 months and her mum plus sibling both passed away at birth. She weighed only 1.2 kgs and was still very under-developed, even the hospital didn’t expect Grace to make it. She was feeding through an ng tube and her skin was so pale. We spent the whole night praying that she would survive. She was severely dehydrated and needed lots of care and feeding. We fought, prayed and believed for Grace’s miraculous survival. Little did we know that Grace was as much determined to make it as we were. She was a fighter.
Today we celebrate a miracle as we see grace being reunited with her biological father. We are in awe of this great and amazing journey of hope. Grace has grown into a beautiful and happy girl who is full of energy. She is a feisty girl and will fight her way through any crisis. She is very strong willed, fearless, and opinionated. She has a smile which is contagious, when she chooses to show it.
Who knew that this little girl could actually be here to tell her story? Who knew that this tiny baby would grow into a lovely and flamboyant beauty? Who knew that even when people give up on you, God can actually redeem and restore?
Grace was loved by many.
We are so proud of the girl she is today. We are so thankful for what God has done and continues to do in her life. We are so grateful to God for giving us the opportunity to change her story. We are so grateful that our hope was not in vain.
Grace was inconsolable on the day of reunification. It was difficult to see her in tears as we said our farewell, but we were comforted that she was in the hands of her parents who were excited and very grateful to have her home.
It was a hard day for grace and her nanny as they bid farewell
Grace will always be loved and remembered in the home. Her smile and energy are missed every day. God has indeed been good and we can boldly say Ebenezer.
----Ken and Cathy Nganda (Tender Hearts Baby Home)