Saturday, April 2, 2011

When does the orphan becomes your child?

I had a conversation with a friend the other day about adoption and waiting for our children to come.

The paper chase portion of adoption is difficult - 
but nothing compared to looking at a photo of your child's face every day -
and knowing you can do nothing for him/her.

I have a photo of Donovan 
and let me tell you -
he really needs his mommy with a box of kleenex! 

and a video that was taken specifically of another boy - but as the video continues many other boys, including Elijah, jump into front of the camera being silly,
but Donovan sits on the floor just watching the other boys. 

It is so hard to see him like that.

I hear other mom's waiting for their children and as they wait they have received photos in which they don't look very healthy,
(nothing an antibiotic wouldn't cure - but they wont be getting that kind of care at the moment.)
Needless to say,
these sweet mom's are really having a hard time.

Though this is difficult -
it is also incredibly beautiful!

To think these mommies
(and daddies too - though I haven't spoken to many of them)
had no idea who their child was a few months ago and now they are ready to climb mountains and cross oceans to get their babies the needed medicine.

I think David Platt puts it beautifully,
"Orphans are easier to ignore before you know their names.
They are easier to ignore before you see their faces.
It is easier to pretend they're not real before you hold them in your arms. 
But once you do, everything changes."

 again, I challenge you to find a photo and description of a waiting child.
Print off the photo.
Pray for this child,
or children!
See what God does with this child 
with you!

Another great link to find waiting children-

I have been on this website for the last few days for an upcoming project - 
I need to get another box of Kleenex to bring to Donovan because I used the one I had for him.

1 comment:

Shonni said...

Amen! OK, going to look on some precious little faces who wait! We must not forget them!


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