Check out the change in Sofia in one year's time!
I love that quote. It is perfect for my children, and all the children who were once orphans, but now have families! I thank the Lord for allowing Sofia (and Zoya and Mila) a chance to "be what they might have been...."
However, I can't help but think of all the orphans still waiting. You know what? Sometimes it IS too late to "be what you might have been." You know WHEN it's too late? When you're a 5 year old orphan with special needs, and when your family never comes for you, and when you die upon transfer to your mental institution....or when you're a 1 year old orphan with a heart defect desperately in need of surgery but you don't have a family to get you the medical care you need and you die from something that could have so easily been fixed, if only you had a family....you know when else it's too late? When you're a 16 year old orphan who has aged out of the system, still without a family, and you commit suicide because nobody ever invested a single ouce of love into your life and the pain is too much to bear....THEN it's too late....
What will YOU do in 2014 to care for orphans? Maybe you have a tiny little inkling that you might consider adoption, please DON'T ignore that little voice you hear. It's DEFINITELY not too late for YOU to step up and give a child a fighting chance! Check out the waiting children at Reece's Rainbow. Tonight ends the Angel Tree Fundraiser....choose a child....a face you just can't ignore....and donate to their account to help them find a family. I dare you to look at those faces and click out of your browser and forget about all of them forever as you go on with your Holiday Celebrations with full bellies and hearts, warm beds and hugs and kisses....all while they wait with none of those things! And if you're really brave and you've been praying about adoption for some time and you're looking for that SIGN, I can assure you the Lord did not lay this on your heart for you to just walk away! I know there's got to be at least ONE PERSON reading this right now who is scared to death to take that leap, but knows in their heart the Lord is calling them to adopt....if that's you, ACT NOW!
That's all from me for now.....I'll be back next year ;)