Some of you may have noticed my plea for prompts for blogging posts on the Ordinary Time facebook page. I became rather spoiled in China with huge amounts to write about and now that I am home, it is proving difficult to come up with what I think are interesting posts. I know I can write about everyday stuff, but really how much do you all want to hear about doing laundry and tears over math?
I know that writing about H. is always interesting, but I want to start blending her, her experiences, and her place in our family in with the rest of my children. I never want to single one child out as being more interesting or more difficult than the others, so try to be careful in how I write about them. (I'm quite sure I don't always succeed in this, but I do try.) But since there are many people out there who have either met H. in person or have followed her story and care very much about her, I will keep you all updated. I have decided to move most small updates to the blog's facebook page. That way I don't feel the need to write a full post every time I have something to mention and it helps keep things balanced here on the blog. She will continue to need everyone's prayers as we have started with what I'm sure will become an endless round of doctor's visits as they try to figure out exactly what is going on. I did discover one piece of incredibly useful information today. For bribery purposes, the promise of ice cream won't work, but peanut noodles will. This is very good to know.
I did have some feedback on my question and I will be responding to some of those ideas over the next few days. Thank you! And since my brain fog seems to finally be lifting and my cold gone away, I might even be able to come up with something to write on my own.
And now I'll leave you with a picture.
I've already introduced you to Vincent, so now I'll introduce you to Kennedy. He is also at Shepherd's Field and we got to meet him as well. He has the sweetest demeanor and an even sweeter smile. He is in a wheelchair and has hydrocephalus, but he is a little charmer. Look at the smile from when the children were dying Easter Eggs the other day. Both he and Vincent struck me as the two children who are in most need of the love of a mother and father. They need someone to think they are the center of the universe and to fight to get them the services they need. How thrilling would it be to take these little boys into your arms and watch them blossom? What greater purpose could a person have in life than to take a child whom society has deemed 'not worth the trouble' and show how much worth that child does have? Who is going to take a chance and love these children enough to give them a permanent home and family?