Thursday, March 31, 2011

The Orphan's Song

Joy wrote this song.  I wanted to share it and by the suggestion of a friend, to share it with the adoption community on a couple of forums as well.  She truly has a heart for the orphan (as do I).  I hope you enjoy it!  

Here are the words:

 The Orphan's Song

(1st verse)

Hello, my name is orphan;

my name is unadopted;

my name is child of God.

Hello, my name is unloved;

my name is cared for...

not nourished.

I fear turning fourteen;

Unavailable to be loved;

I live in an orphanage;

nannies pass me by,too many kids cry.


Just a little special need,

but there's nothing to be done

until you come.

So why don't you come?

(2nd verse)

I saw you get your little guy;

you were huggin' him;

and I was just standing by.

And my friend was picked today;

they took her away;

and I was left standin' by.

Someday, it will be my turn.

They will come for me;

and I will go home.


Just a little special need;

but there's nothing to be done

until you come.

So why don't you come?






child of God.


Just a little special need;

but there's nothing to be done

until you come.

So why don't you come?



When will you come?


Hope for Elisyn said...

Your daughter Joy is just such a beautiful spirit! Her song brought me to tears. God bless!!

Kim said...

That is a special girl you have there!

Beach Mama said...

I'm in tears!

cottageprims said...

You raised her well.A Beautiful young lady with a heart of gold! Warm Blessings!~Amy

Qc-adoption-chine said...

Just so you know, I published it on my Quebec advocacy blog:

You are truly talented Joy.

At Home With Amy said...

Joy is truly a gift from God Tammy. She has a heart so full of love for others! Expect big things from this little girl of yours.

Wendy/TheCozyYellowHouse said...

Joy is a very special and talented young lady, it really touched my heart, her voice is beautiful as is she!!...great job Joy!!:0)

Penny said...

Joy is a treasure. A compassionate, loving, caring soul that I am sure will go far in life.
I love her song, in her words and her voice.......just beautiful.

LynnMarie said...

OH MY what a beautiful song and a tender heart. Thanks for sharing.

Redeemedmama said...

Very moving Joy !

I am in tears. If only more people would take a chance, they would find life so rich in letting a little one bless their homes and hearts. Even a 13 year old, is still so little in this big harsh world. I can't imagine fending for oneself at 14. So many of the girls will turn to a life that is unspeakable. Come Lord Jesus, Move people to act! You are definitely blessed, so beautiful.

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Kimberly said...

OMG, that made me cry! What a treasure you have in Joy. And what a wonderful heart she has.

Mandy @ Creekside Creations said...

She is following a tugging on her heart from the Lord.

Beautiful, special girl!

Annie said...

I had to come listen again, Tammy and I am so glad I did! I didn't see the words before! I am now in tears! What a beautiful soul your amazing girl has, Tammy!!!

terrypi said...

OMG. What a beautiful voice Joy has. She is a gorgeous girl!!!

Never So Simple said...

WOW!Joy blew me away what a great song and voice. ALl I could think was look out Taylor Swift you have competition.


Tanya said...

Hi sweet Tammy,
I'm home from vacation and was so excited to get caught up on everyone's blog. I had so much fun reading about your CELEBRATIONS!!! You probably need to rest up!
Any wedding plans yet? Are you excited for Spring to be here and soon the summer break?
Will talk again soon!
Blessings and hugs,

Joy ~ Doodlebug ~ said...


Thank you for posting this song! I love you! :D


Joy :D

Blessed Beyond said...

how special!!!! Joy is a really special and gifted girl!!! You know this tugs my heart!
Hugs and Blessings,

blessedmom's simple home said...

What a sweet, sweet song Tammy. What a heart your dear daughter has!

Lillie Mae Acres said...

That is so beautiful. She really did a great job and has a big heart. i bet the music is pretty too.

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