For a long time reaching Sapphire was all but impossible, it seemed no matter what I did, who I took her to see that shell could not be cracked. I wanted to reach out to this precious child this precious child who was now mine. I wanted her to understand that I did not want to hurt her the way she had been hurt before, I wanted to love her.
Slowly though Sapphire began to emerge, a beautiful butterfly blossoming she was still cautious very much so. Still nervous around strangers, and around new people but she was making slow but steady progress. She was talking more and her intelligence and zest for life was begining to show. Sapphire was going to be okay if I continued to nourish her the way I had been.
I had been spending alot of time in praying for Sapphire, wanting my little girl to see I was not going to hurt her. I only wanted a chance to be her Mother. I had chosen her because I knew God had sent her to me from the first time I saw her scared, and abused little face. At the time the physical marks were still visible, now they had faded, but she would always carry what happened to her inside. It was my job to help her deal with it.
Sapphire still clung to that teddy bear as she had for so long, but now I saw a smile on her beautiful face, and a light in her eyes that I had not seen before.
We still had a long way to go, but slowly Sapphire was emerging. A beautiful little girl who would turn into a beautiful young woman some day.
My beautiful daughter, who had a rough start with her birth family, but now she was my daughter and I was going to do everything in my power to keep her free from harm.
To Be Continued...