DECEMBER 29

DECEMBER 29

From Chicken Soup for the Soul Daily Inspirations for Women

December 29

One day, a very troubled little girl came through the door of my day nursery. She was born in prison after her mom had used marijuana, crack and cocaine her entire pregnancy. I knew her progress would be a mighty battle.

As months rolled on, I began to bond with this child who no one wanted. Daily, we sat in the big rocking chair in my office. I sang “Jesus Loves Me,” and she always settled down and became very still. Though she never spoke, peace seemed to fill her face as she listened.

One day after a very long battle, I held her to again calm her fears and pain. In silence we rocked back and forth. Then she spoke a complete sentence for the first time, “Sing to me about that Man who loves me.”

Alicia Hill

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