Meet Me At This Moment: Cherished

It’s Friday, which means it’s time for another Meet Me At This Moment for Five Minute Friday post! I spend the last hour of Thursday chatting it up with a group of authentic and inspiring Five Minute Friday bloggers on Twitter (#FiveMinuteFriday #fmfparty). One minute past midnight EST Friday, Lisa-Jo Baker gives us a single word prompt and we all write a blog post centered around that word. We write for five minutes, and five minutes only! In the wjords of Lisa, this is “unscripted. unedited. real.” You meet me at this moment in time…my thoughts and opinions, my joys and sorrows, my dilemmas and dreams. And I receive one of the greatest gifts ever…a regular outlet for processing and expressing my thoughts without constantly editing myself. This is my life, my perspective, unfiltered.

The word of the week is CHERISHED.

I dreamed of sponsoring children since I was a child myself.

Years passed, and that dream never faded.

Last August, we sponsored little Bethchaida from Haiti. Knit in her mother’s womb, handpicked by our family to love from a distance.

Last week, we received a packet for little Djino, our sweet correspondent child from Haiti. He has a sponsor, but we have the privilege of encouraging him through handwritten letters sent miles through the mail.

I want to love on these little ones, let them know they are precious, worthy, cherished.

In 2013, I have a goal to clean out my life (literally and figuratively) and start saving creatively for a Compassion International sponsor trip to Haiti so I can visit one or both of these precious children. We landed in Haiti just one day, and I feel a strong call to return. It is time to let these little ones know they are cherished and worth any and every sacrifice.

But many who are first will be last, and many who are last will be first. Matthew 19:30


  1. Alia Boston Hagenbach says:

    I love this! We have the honor of sponsoring children through Compassion in Africa and it’s been a bigger blessing to us in some ways. My heart leaps at their letters, their drawings, their pictures as they grow. Praying you get to Haiti and pour out all of that love!

  2. Elizabeth Walker says:

    Here from Lisa-Jo’s. Thanks for sharing your heart for Compassion children. I, too, hope to one day take a sponsor trip to visit our sponosered child in the Dominican Republic. What a blessing they are to us, even as we help provide for them. Blessings to you.

  3. Holly @ The Belle Mere says:

    How great is that! I love your compassion and cherishing heart. Keep on being you.

  4. Becky Daye says:

    Had the privilege of travelling to the DR this past November and working with several different Compassion sites. Such a joy to meet so many precious children whose lives are so blessed by sponsorship. What a worthy goal and desire that God has laid on your heart, Amy! Praying for you as you pursue His will!

    • Amy says:

      Hi Becky! I’m thinking you might be able to answer a question I have about the sponsor trips. Are you able to visit a number of different child development centers? Do you meet your child and their family at the child development center or at their home, or both? Our sponsored child told us it takes her about 38 minutes to get to the child development center. Would love to hear more details about your experience!

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