Monday, December 27, 2010

Geography

Adoption begins with obedience, continues through challenges and ends with blessings. For me, during the challenging part of the journey to Keemberlie (currently still going on!), special blessings have come to encourage me along the way. One of those blessings is the Lord's unlocking some ideas in my heart/mind and turning them into songs. I'm not typically the songwriter in the family. Billy, as you may already know, is THE songwriter among the Foote clan. He's penned some well known worship songs such as "You Are My King (Amazing Love)", "Sing to the King" and "You Are God Alone". I've been watching and learning over the years, but the words to express my thoughts have been locked up somewhere inside, unable to break through. All that to say, I'm very excited about this new gift of words and even more excited to share that Billy has given a thumbs up to begin working on a CD that includes some of these new songs - songs that tell our family adoption stories from some creative angles. I've shared lyrics for "Ready" and "Your Little Girl". Today I'd like to share the lyrics to one of my favorite songs so far -

Geography
Words/Music: Cindy Foote
(c) Poetic Present Songs 2010

verse 1:
That's where you are from
The coastal city of Xu Wen
Newspaper's been telling me
The day of sweet discovery
A miracle on Second Hong Qi Road

chorus:
Geography, never mattered much to me
Til gravity changed my course
Now I'm studying the land and seas
With my children from all around the world
In San Antonio

verse 2:
That's where you are from
The very heart of Africa
Biography's been telling me
The story of a baby
Prophetically born in Hosanna town

chorus:
Geography, never mattered much to me
Til gravity changed my course
Now I'm studying the land and seas
With my children from all around the world
In San Antonio

Verse 3:
That's where you are now
An island in Atlantic Sea
Tragedy's been happening
But better days are coming
For you at 17 Laboulle Road
You're coming home!

Geography's been telling me tonight
Distance is ready to loose the fight.

This is Keemberlie Josephine ("Josie" is what we will call her) - our daughter in Haiti, age 7.

P.S.  I was given an opportunity to write a guest post on a special blog of a fellow Ethiopia adoptive mom - Kari Smalley Gibson -  www.mycrazyadoption.org. My guest blog post will show up tomorrow (the 28th). Would love for you to click over there and read my post: "Jesus is the Prize or the Orphan is the Idol".

4 comments:

carissa @ lowercase letters said...

this is beautiful, cindy! i think it's my favorite, too! but they're all amazing. i adore the last two lines and i'm ready to hear you sing this! off to read the guest post.

Kimmie said...

Hi Cindy;

I enjoyed your guest post ...how true and what a good reminder for me, as we are waiting on God to show us where He wants us to go to our newest addition. Waiting, trying not to get ahead of Him.

thanks again.

Kimmie
mama to 8
one homemade and 7 adopted

Naomi said...

I left a comment over there but had to just say thank you here also!! You have no idea what a blessing your post was!! How the Lord has been showing me that I have been so wrong in this area of idolatry and not putting Him first!! You are such a blessing and I will be praying for your journey to Keemberlie!!

Emy said...

I love this! Such beautiful words! My daughter is also from Hosanna! :o)

 
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