Thursday, March 22, 2012
PRAISE THE LORD!!!
Back in October I wrote this post about an e-mail I had received from one of the ladies at Reece's Rainbow telling me about 3 new little girls who had been listed with them, and that they were from Gabe's former orphanage. (the one he was transferred to afew months before we got him.) It's a neat story and once again, only one that our Father above could orchestrate.
So, if you've read that story, you'll know my excitement right now! I think I could turn a flip or heck, maybe two!!
This is Claire
And this precious treasure just showed up on the "MY FAMILY FOUND ME" page on Reece's Rainbow. Thank you Jesus! Once lost, but now found. I know who her new family is but will wait until they make it public before I say it here.
Oh sweet Claire, hang on baby. You'll be meeting your new momma and papa real soon. And to her new family.....may God bless you abundantly for the journey you have said "yes" to. Blessings to you and yours.
Monday, March 19, 2012
Have you ever had so much to say, yet you can't say anything because you fear stepping on toes of the very ones who mean alot to you?? That's where I'm at. I have so much I want to YELL and tell the world about these kids, kids that a society says are worthless. I want to tell people to quit making excuses and step up and do something. Then I tell myself, "but I have to do it in a way to not offend anyone, and I sure don't want anyone to think that because we went, that we feel we are better than them." So, I sit. I see the faces of the ones we loved on, the ones that ran to us each day for a simple hug or a piece of candy, I see the faces of the ones who couldn't run. I see Roman. And as long as I live, I will never forget the look on his face and the sadness in his eyes as I waved my last goodbye to him and him to me. Yet, I sit. Trying to find words, the right words, and the right time to do it. And then it hits me, I'm doing just like the majority of everyone else right now. Making excuses. It's not the right time. I don't want to step on anyones toes. I don't want to make anybody feel uncomfortable. I don't want to do this or that. Excuses. I should be ashamed, and believe me......I am. Scripture says, "do not withhold good from those who deserve it, when it is in your power to ACT." Yes, we were called to action and we went. But that does not excuse me from continuing the "action" now that we're home. Just looking at these two boys of ours should be all the inspiration I need to press on and continue in ACTION. Shame on me. My prayer right now is that I no longer let fear of what others think stop me from speaking out for these special kids. WE, friends and family, WE, the church, have a responsibility to speak up and take action. Go to Reece's Rainbow and there are a number of ways for you to begin helping right now.
And now on a lighter note!
This weekend we enjoyed the weather and got our storm "container" ready in case we need it. (this is called making do with what you've got and praying it stays put if a tornado does come!) Hope you enjoy the pictures and hoping and praying that if God is nudging you to ACTION for "one of the least of these" little ones, you will be able to do so knowing that He WILL provide you with everything you need. Blessings to you and yours.