We just found out some really exciting news that some friends of ours are going to be adopting a little boy from Haiti. I call them friends but I I’ve only hung out with either one of them a few times. But they are people that just simply get life. And when you run across those people, you always connect and feel more a part of their community than you actually physically are. Maybe because it’s that we know we are all on the same mission. Do you know those kind of people? I am finding more and more how hard it is to come across those kinds of people. It’s a sad but very true reality.
If you know me at all you know I have a heart for adoption. Although we do not have any adopted children and are not yet in the process of an adoption, it is something that is very dear to our hearts. Something that I know our family will journey to at some point in our future. But as I think more about it, I think it becomes more of a mission of seeing people in need and knowing we can do something about it. I get so frustrated with people who just don’t get that. People who are oblivious to the fact that we in America are among the wealthiest people in the world and have more resources available to us than anyone. So why is it that we are obsessed with having more stuff. Why are we in the rat race to buy a bigger house that is not that needed, bigger faster cars, have things that this society makes you feel you have to have to be of value or importance? If people could only get a glimpse of a world reality. But all of that to say, the Iveys are a family who get that world reality and the way they live their life demonstrates that. It always encourages me to get a glimpse into their life from time to time and know that there are people out there who get it.
You know, you don’t have to adopt a child to play a difference in someone life who has needs. If you have money, by all means please find ways to give it to others in abundance. When you run across a need why not try and go out of your way to meet that need? So now I am rambling.. I am sorry.
I want to leave you today with a picture. These are the children at the rescue center that sleep on a blanket on a concrete floor. I suppose one of those children is D. He is the little boy who is being pursued by adoption from the Ivey family. When you think about it, pray for their family and Dowensky that things will go smoothly in the process of them finding each other and becoming a family. You can keep up with their journey at this site they have created for him. You can also see some financial needs they have and if you feel led you can give to the cause. And if you don’t feel lead to give to their cause then find someone else’s cause and jump on board there!
I have enjoyed reading your blogs and while people read these articles you forget about other children needing love and parents, loving arms to be cradled by.
Lets hope someone loving will adopt these lovely children.