compassion bloggers Compassion Blogger, wynnegraceappears won first place during Blog Month by writing from the perspective of a sponsored child.

The rumbles come in the night.
In my tummy.
They are funny like its talking.
Like its saying good night but it lasts for a long long time.
Like its saying hey, you forgot something.
Hey you forgot to say good night with warm food.
They talk to me every night.
It’s funny cause they sound like rumbling thunder
My tummy noise.
But it hurts too.
I named him, my tummy and tell him not to worry.
We’ll be fine.
And we’ll eat something and then you’ll stop your rumbling noise.
Its okay.
We’ll be fine.
I tell him not to rumble so loud, he might wake my sister.
And I say sshhhh. You might wake up my mommy too.
We’re nestled in a small small space.
It’s love. It’s home. It’s cramped. It’s mine.

And I tell my tummy to be brave and strong.
Tomorrow we have much to do and much to learn at school.
And I tell him to be brave and strong and at school he’ll rumble less.
Sshhh, we are learning.
Sshhh, we are praying.
Sshhh, we are singing.
Sshhh, we are working.

And in the night the crying comes.
But I tell my eyes, be brave.
I tell my tears, don’t roll.
I tell my heart, be still.
I tell my eyes, don’t cry.
I give my eyes a name and I say don’t be sad, my eyes.
Be strong and brave.
Tomorrow we have much to learn at school.
And I tell my eyes, be dry.
Sshh, don’t cry. You might wake up mommy too.
We’re nestled in a small small space.
It’s love. It’s home. It’s cramped. It’s mine.

And in the night the dreaming comes.
And I tell my dream, dream on.
I tell my mind, keep dreaming.
And I tell my heart keep dreaming, the hope-filled dream.
And I tell my heart dream loud.
Don’t be quiet.
Don’t be silent.
Don’t be shy.
Dream loud, my dreams.
And I named my dreams “Big”.
And tell my dreams I will share you with my sister.
I will share you with my mommy.
I will share you with my classmates at school.
We’re nestled in a small small space.
It’s love. It’s home. It’s cramped. It’s mine.

And in the morning new mercy comes.
And I say oh new mercies how you are welcome here.
And I thank God, for His new mercies every day.
I say Praise you God for your mercies and your love.
I say I will worship you God for your mercy is great.
And I name His mercies, I call them Jesus.
And I tell God I will tell my sister.
And I will tell my mommy of God’s mercy.
And I will tell my classmates of the Savior.
I will tell it loud and happy, strong and brave.
I will tell it full of joy and hope and faith.
We’re nestled in a small small space.
It’s love. It’s home. It’s cramped. It’s mine.
But Jesus lives here too.
And He is love and He is mine.


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  1. Oct 26, 2012
    at 2:47 pm

    oh my my… I love it. Wow. touched deep. Thank you so very much. I want to share… so others can read this. So thankful for blog month.

    so thankful for Compassion.

    • Oct 29, 2012
      at 2:36 pm

      Teena, I am humbled. So humbled that you want to share….please share freely with others. I am so grateful for you passion for Compassion. What a privilege to work with this organization and see ing the new sponsorships during September, well… pure JOY. Its so nice to meet you.

  2. Tondja Woods Colvin
    Oct 27, 2012
    at 12:07 pm

    Thank you for a wonderful story.

    • Oct 29, 2012
      at 2:40 pm

      Tondja, my heart both broke as I wrote this post for Compassion yet was filled with hope and possibility. Compassion International’s ministry amazes me. And the God we serve, who loves us and cares for us, even MORE so!!! That His mercies are new daily fills me with re-newed hope for all our sponsored children. May the Lord stir more to sponsorship daily.

  3. Debbie Beghetto
    Oct 27, 2012
    at 5:12 pm

    Wow..I love it… It’s one of the coolest blog I ever read! :))

  4. Pat Anderson
    Oct 28, 2012
    at 2:32 pm

    I sit here with tears in my eyes after reading this beautiful poem.
    This is why we sponsor children. Thank you for these words.

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