Friday, November 23, 2012

And a happy Thanksgiving to all of you

It's belated, but we were too busy enjoying family and good food yesterday. I am so thankful for

family,

                                             children,

                                                                                               good food,

                                                                     puppies,

                                 warm houses,

                                                                                                                         time to relax,

         bonfires,

                                                            comfortable beds,

                                                                                                                              books;

the list could go on and on.

And I'm also thankful for all of my readers who continue to check in and read my endless ramblings. I hope your Thanksgiving was filled with things to be thankful for as well.
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Remember to pray for these little ones who have very little to be thankful for.


Continuing to advocate for the children in Bulgaria. Their files were sent back which means that they cannot be advocated for on Reese's Rainbow or have any funds donated towards their adoptions. It means they are essentially invisible and unwanted. It tells the government and the agencies that yes, indeed, their initial assumptions were correct. No one wants a child like these. They are not worth it.

But they are! They are created by God in His image and we are called to care for them. They are truly the least of these. I cannot let them go; I think about them in nearly every free moment that I have. I'm going to post one of their pictures here at the bottom of each of my posts each day. Would you join me in praying for each of these children? Pray that a family would come forward who is willing to adopt them. Love them. Pray that they will know they are not forgotten? There is still hope for these little ones as their files can be specially asked for, it just adds time to the process.




This is Harvey. He is 3 years old and is the size of an infant. Harvey is extremely malnourished and also has some cranial-facial issues. This little one also touches my heart since K. was malnourished (at some points in his life, rather extremely) and two of my children have cranial-facial issues. It is something that sounds very scary, I know. But my children are so much more than their diagnoses. This little boy has never known what it is to be loved and cared for. Doesn't he deserve at least that?

and


Here's Theodore. He's 10 years old, but because of where and how he has been living is much younger developmentally. He is by all accounts a sweetheart. Please pray for him. [He does have several families interested in adopting him, but the Ministry of Justice still needs to make a decision so nothing is settled yet.]

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