Good morning!! I only have two things to say…okay, maybe three….
1). Thank you. a) to God… Look at the marvelous things The Lord is doing. It is a beautiful thing to behold. He has opened our eyes to the plight of the orphan…. To the “Casey”. To the “Iggy.” This not an easy thing. We are just as busy, crazy, and , “full” as the next guy. He saw them! They were not forgotten and then He got to work on us! Ha ha!
b) thank you you you for helping, for giving, for sharing, for rooting them on, just for being on their side!
2). Second thing is not even about the boys…but someone they know. This little girl has just started getting massages( thank you mayashope.org) , a little physical therapy really, for the first time ever. And for the first time ever she is sitting up! She is still in the laying rooms that Casey grew up in, but now she is not “laying.” Sitting up anytime she wants!
Just like Casey last June and Iggy last July, Salome is aging out. Next step will be the mental asylum. Many, many children die after their transfer. After her 16th birthday, will be too late to do anything. So I ask you to do something today.
1) pray for her.
2) pay some of her adoption costs. Right now there is a matching grant for her through Reece’s Rainbow for $1500. That means every little bit you give will be doubled. You can contribute here:
3). See her. She is real. If it wasn’t winter where they are concerned for the health of the children, I could hold her in my arms next week. ( I would LOVE that by the way, but in a place where medical care is scarce and a cold could lead to dire consequences..). Think about her. Share her story. You may know the family God is preparing for her.
4). Here’s the biggie. Don’t dismiss this one too quick. Could it be you? After reading many adoption stories and walking through our own, the best I can figure, this is how it happens…. God sees this child that shouldn’t be seen… But he does. He then simultaneously, sometimes for years, prepares a heart, a family, to do something crazy. Because it’s right. Because they can. Because they must. Sometimes it’s an amazing family that was just made for this. But for most, I think, it is a tug on the heart of a normal person…like me…like you. Her adoption fees are quickly reaching the half paid mark with the Reece’s Rainbow grant. To inquire contact Reece’s Rainbow.
Okay… That’s it. That’s my two things!