more than a prayer.

I recently made this for a friend.
Who started on a journey to adopt her daughter over four years ago.
It's a bittersweet story, as I am sure most adoption stories are, full of anguish and hope and love and desperation and every kind of exasperation and it has finally come to an end in the best way.  
This piece is meant to be a play on words...as in "Lord have mercy, this took FORever". 
Because four years is a long time to be "pregnant". 
But it's more than that. 
Four years ago my friend named this daughter Mercy.
So another way to see it is "Lord, have this daughter, Mercy, she's always been yours anyway.  Amen". 
But it's also an expression that each of us should carry in our hearts "Lord, have mercy on me, a sinner, who longs to love you, amen". 

If you would like one too...to remind you to dwell on His mercy, email me. 

His mercies are new every morning...great is thy faithfulness.  {Lam 3:23}
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8 comments:

Michelle said...

There really just isn't words....overcome with emotion... it is beautiful! I love it and I love you!

ragamuffinbeauties said...

So, so , so great! You are a treasure Crystal! Yay, God for bring Mercy home to this sweet family who desired her FOR so long! I'm definitely interested and would love more details on price and shipping.

Fawnda@Fireflies and Jellybeans said...

My adopted Daughter Koren name means mercy and we always say it is in the "Lord have mercy!" way...

1. Lord have mercy... this is kid is going to give me a heart attack (she is very adventurous and has no fear!)

2. Lord have mercy... with me to be the best mom I can be to this sweet girl!

I love it! :) It makes me smile!

miamihoney said...

I am not in a big crier but I am in tears. Amazingly perfect.

amanda said...

oh I love this for reasons I can't even put into words right now...

we are on our own adoption journey and this beautiful picture of a prayer reminds me of all the beautiful prayers that are continually being offered for our family right now.

Lord have Mercy. Amen.

its absolutely beautiful! and clever.

April said...

sweet as pie !! Thanks for my gifts dear friend...I completely LOVE them both.

Elma said...

Oh what a wonderful story. I am interested to please. Elma

Jessica said...

love this crystal! so sweet. :)

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