Take home ponderings...
My children are beautiful reminders of the sanctity of life, and God has a purpose for each of them through their abilities and their disabilities, even when they are spilling milk and dumping glitter. :)
Watching helps me to get my mind off the daily frustrations and challenges...and wonder why am i having such a hard time managing all of this...this couple does much more with much less. Lord give me their stamina and drive.
For our family who is "all filled up, and a bit tapped out" right now...this gives me a boost and encouragement to take on tomorrow with a new joy and perspective
Realization: it's a good thing dan and i are always refreshed on opposite days, because if we were ever refreshed on the same day we might bring another one home!
Powerful quote: in the USA if one family out of every 3 churches in the states adopted a foster child, there would be no more children in the system.
Everyone can do SOMETHING... adopt..if not adoption then support...prayer, financial help, adoptive family support, supplies, advocacy, etc etc... no one is unable to support the orphan crisis...so it really boils down to "do you have a heart for the persecuted child or not?
Made me reflect - the lee's home was more cluttered and chaotic than mine is...and no one cared about that...they cared about their work and their heart...wish i could remember that more often. And...he certainly had less square footage per person than we do.
Makes me angry- when some one wants to act to bring one of these children into a family there is so much red tape and financial strain required by our governments. I see red when i think of how many more people might adopt if it didn't take so much courage to just get the child into your arms. stuckdocumentary.com ( you can stream "stuck" on netflix too)
A new role model - this husband and wife have taken on much more than we have, are much older, with health starting to fail...I will think of them when i feel overwhelmed and try to strive to their level of faith and service.
So those are my thoughts and i'm stickin' to em. take them or leave them...hopefully a few will be picked up and ran with. Hopefully in a couple of days when i'm frazzled i will think back on this and remember the peace i have tonight...( as my children lay in bed sleeping, and painted green by their dad for st patty's day)
Here are a couple that are near and dear to me... would you consider helping? no pressure...well yeah...lots of pressure actually :) Thank you...
1) this is a family in our neck of the woods working diligently on bringing home an older hard to place child...they need our help.
2) friend request Joanna Penny on facebook, https://www.facebook.com/joanna.penny1?fref=ts&ref=br_tf
Ask her how you can support her adoption, and tell her pesky liz sent you. This warrior mamma raised big big money advocating for shea, and making it possible for us to bring him home...help us pay her back!
3) this link has a handful of children who don't have much time before they age out and will be unadoptable forever. they need a loving family and all have grants of over 20,000 $ !!!. advocate for them please...pray for them... bring them home...
4) look over pastor and mrs lee's work and read how you can help...