Tuesday, November 13, 2007
The closer we get to our travel date the more conscious I become of where our daughter is and what she is going through right now.
I wrote in my very first post about all the questions that go through my mind at this point. I start thinking about Maddie laying in a crib...waiting for someone to pick her up and hold her.
Knowing she may be cold, wet and hungry.
She doesn't have anyone to lovingly tuck her in at night or rock her to sleep.
No one plays with her, reads to her or colors pink bunny pictures with her.
And while I know the caregivers often do care - no one cares for her like a Mama would care for her when she is sick, starving or in pain.
And Maddie is not alone.
There are hundreds of thousands...no, millions of others just like her - all over the world.
Many of you may already know this is the campaign week for 'Cry of the Orphan'...a week highlighting the plight of orphans internationally and domestically. But there are many of our family and friends who read this blog, who may not have heard about this week and how they can help children all around the world.
The scriptures are full with stories and illustrations of God's heart for orphans. My favorite is in Ephesians 1:5 -
My prayer is that you will follow some links below and let them touch your heart. They will help you better understand the plight these children face...and how you can help.
Let me know if you have any questions.
(WARNING: You will need a very large Kleenex for the video! ;) A friend of ours from the blog Kristina's Story put this together and published it onto You Tube. She is getting ready to travel back to Ukraine to pick up her daughter Kristina. What a beautiful story!)
Cry of the Orphan - http://cryoftheorphan.org/
Family Life Today - special broadcasts on adoption - http://www.familylife.com/
Focus on the Family - special broadcasts on adoption - http://www.family.org/