See if you can name the song with these lyrics.
Advantage to the 40+ crowd.
When I see you smile, I can face the world,
Oh, you know I can do anything.
When I see you smile, I see a ray of light
Oh, I see it shining right through the rain.
When I see you smile, Baby when I see you smile at me.
“When I See You Smile” was a #1 hit released by Bad English, an American/British rock band, on September 16, 1989. This song popped into my head when one of my sponsored children asked an awesome question.
Angel, my sponsored child from Mexico, wondered, “Why did you choose me?”
I didn’t have to think hard or ponder long, “Why did I choose him?” I knew exactly why. So I wrote him and told him…..
It was your smile 🙂
Angel’s smile. It is beautiful and pure. It melts my heart. It makes me smile; almost giggle. It causes me to want to write more and advocate more and shout from the roof tops that there are more children waiting. It reminds me to pray more. It encourages me to count my blessings more. It fuels my resolve to “keep on, keeping on” for all the children. It is a ray of light shining through the rain.
When I open my Bible (hopefully daily), I see Angel’s bookmark that I received with his packet. I see his picture with his smiling face. I see him smiling back at me and I smile! Yay! I love it! The tremendous love I have for this smiling, precious boy whom I have never met is of God and by God. That is so cool and goose-bumpy!
Why was he chosen? What a great question! Does Angel see other children who are not chosen? Does he have friends or neighbors who have been waiting and waiting to be chosen? How do children process all these difficult emotions?
Has your sponsored child asked you this question? Do you remember what drew you in and filled your heart? And from that moment, you just knew this child would be a member of your family? Was it their name, their birthdate, or perhaps their amazing smile? I would love to hear your reason of why.
When I see Angel smile, I am ready to face the world again.