Thursday, January 6, 2011
What a difference a family can make
The first time i layed eyes on cole, my heart just sank. i literally got weak and had to sit down. he was 10 months old but much more like about a 3 month old. his head still bobbed around and he had no muscle tone at all. he had layed in his bed most of his life and for the first 4 months of his life, he was very sick and very weak. but the thing i remember most, was the emptiness in his eyes. i thank God that he only had to endure that life for 10 months. as soon as my mom and i walked out of that orphanage with him, we were family, and we gently drenched him in love, and bless his heart......he soaked it up. within days, i swear, you could see it all over him......the difference of having a family.......and not having a family.....the difference of feeling loved.......and not feeling loved.
The little boys below have been home now for 6 months. little theo would probably not made it through another winter. and of no fault of the orphanage caretakers. they did what they could for him but had such little resources to rely on. and zhen, he was physically much stronger than theo but yet so fragile emotionally. Thank God, their forever family found them and was able to get them out fairly quickly. Take a look at the them when their mom and dad got to them and now 6 months later since they have been home.
I don't know what family means to you......but i know what family means to them..........LIFE.