I am actually glad there is an awareness month for adoption. There seems to be an awareness week, day or month for everything else, some things important, some not so important. 2 weeks ago was International Coffee Day. :)
I don't know about other states in the U.S. , but Texas seems to be making houses BIGGER AND BIGGER, but the size of the average family is smaller and smaller! Who needs a 6 bedroom home if you have 1 or 2 children?
It would be so awesome if we considered the Adoption of children as the rule and not the exception. :)
There would no longer be orphans.
Many times it is because we are just not aware. But once you become aware, your heart is forever burdened.
3 years ago this month, Mike and I traveled back to Ukraine for a missions trip. We spent 2 weeks visiting orphanages, the TB Sanitarium, an Elderly facility, and a hostel for girls who had aged out.
My heart is still burdened.
The little boy in the dark blue reminded me so much of our Tim. His name was Igor. He has Spastic Diplegia, just like Tim, and looked a lot like him at that age. He tried to grab my glasses and wanted to break them. He was angry. Rightfully so. I held him for a little while. He knew I would not be taking him home. :(
I wouldn't want my children on the streets. You wouldn't want your children on the streets. Yet, many of us turn our heads at the horrible issue that is reality for 99% of orphans. Being adopted is close to winning the lottery. When we were done speaking, 1/2 dozen girls came running up to us asking if we could adopt them. They wanted to come to the U.S. They wanted parents before they were going to be turned out onto the streets.
Tonight, as you hug your child, as you watch your teen head to their room, please think about the child who has no room.
Do you have any room in your heart or home for one of these?
“I pray because I can't help myself. I pray because I'm helpless. I pray because the need flows out of me all the time- waking and sleeping. It doesn't change God- it changes me.”
― C. S. Lewis
― C. S. Lewis
I believe in the sun even when it's not shining. I believe in love even when I don't feel it. And I believe in God even when He is silent. (quote found on the wall of a concentration camp)