Today’s Tears, Tomorrow’s Victories

I have to confess that today my head has been filled with such a heavy heart. I am overwhelmed that I have opened up my life, my heart, my family to a need that is SO much greater than I can fill. When you embark upon a process like this, you go from facts and statistics that are staggering to realizing that every single one of these hundreds of thousands of children is a precious unique child. They didn’t ask for their fate. They are fighting to live or die trying. They were born to mothers who didn’t necessarily stop caring or stop loving. Mothers who are faced to make decisions without husbands to support them. So many making choices solely based on survival. I have found myself terrified thinking of the pain and fear that these children and mother’s have seen and are experiencing right now.

At this very moment, on the other side of the world there is a mother who lives with her sister and their combined 9 children. They live in a room that is about 10′ x 12′. The youngest of these children are 3 boy triplet babies. Over the past year the babies have stopped growing. They are not thriving. They need food, they need water. Can you imagine being that mom? Can you imagine those are your boys? Can you fathom that this is just one story in a sea of people wanting to survive this world that they are in?

I feel so scared and under qualified to continue on this path, but am even more terrified about what will happen if I don’t. God cares for each of these lives. Knows each of their names. He knows their needs. As overwhelmed as I feel now it is nothing compared to how grateful I am that God has chosen my family and I for this journey. Adoption may be our families answer to a part of our call, but my larger calling is to touch and help so many more. One child at a time. Not because I can, but because HE did. May God be lifted up and glorified.

“I can do all this through him who gives me strength.” Philippians 4:13

“Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens.” Psalm 68:19

 

***If you would like to help provide these triplets food, please visit http://www.feedingtheorphans.org and send them a message. They are doing everything they can to take care of these babies.

1 Comment

  1. July 30, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    ****The triplets are still looking for monthly food sponsors. The cost is $30 a month for one, $60 for two or $90 for all 3. ANY dollar amount will make a difference in the lives of these children. You can go to http://feedingtheorphans.com/get-involved/sponsor-a-child to see these children and to request sponsorship of them. ****


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