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Topic: Mother (as in maternal parent) (04/24/08)
TITLE: When I was three
By Brenda Victoria Northeast
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We played in the sunshine- with open hearts -there was no fear- the outback was our play ground - it's wide open spaces with Kangaroo- Emus- Dingo and Crows.
The crowing Crow sounds I imitated so well - as well as the Dingo at night- that howled in the darkness as we slept without fear- under that southern star filled sky.
But then one day-one early morning dawn as I stood there all alone -I saw you leave with that other man- where are you going Mummy -I asked- for the first time- I held my breath in fear.
I was told- " You can not come. Sorry "-as they drove off into that outback dust filled air- I was left there screaming and running - Mummy please don't go- don't leave me here alone!
It was some time before I saw you -for the last time- at the orphanage before I would not see you again till many-many years later- I was then taken to another land.
I still hoped you would come back -visit me- but you never did! And yes Mum -I know you now- but- those years so long ago- are still painful -yet redeemed- by the Love of my Savior’s hand.
My savior saw me there- that day you left me -he marked me as His own- For he wrote -sometime ago-
When your mother and father forsake you I will consider you -as my own.
“Though my father and mother forsake me the Lord will receive me.” PS: 27:10 NIV
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