Saturday, January 21, 2012

Why Adopt?

There are so many reasons, but I will only share a few. First, there are children in this country and all over the world that will go to sleep tonight without a true home. They don't know what it is like to have a Mom to cradle them in their arms as only a Mom can. They don't have a Dad to kiss them on the forehead and say "Everything will be okay." There are some who will have enough to eat and many many more who are hungry right now. I'm not talking about what we consider hungry. The "I think I need a snack hungry." I don't even know if I can describe it because I haven't ever felt it. They will cry, but many have given up the act of crying because it didn't do any good. It didn't change anything. No one came. No one came and patted their backs with reassurance that they were not alone. This is happening right now in every country. My heart aches for them. There are so many people who feel that tug at their heart to help these children but wait, not because they're terrible people, but because it is not actually staring them in the face with the urgency that is these children's reality. Adoption isn't for everyone. If you think it might be for you then please, please look into it. Contact an agency. There is a wonderful agency called CCAI that has helped bring numerous children home to their forever families, including ours. There is also Love Without Boundaries who has saved many children's lives with desperately needed surgeries and provided homes for them to heal in. Donate to them so they can help another child. Do something. Do it soon. Many won't live through the night. This is real.


  1. I have so enjoyed your blog. I read, re-read, laughed and felt tears in my eyes. You are such a beautiful woman! Thank you for your inspiration, kindness of your heart and being uniquely you!

  2. Thank you Michelle! That is so sweet. Made my day.

  3. I love reading your blog. We share some of the same interests--adoption and art and blogging. One of these days I'm going to take one of your classes at Paper Crown. I think I saw you up there one time and I wanted to run over to you and say, "I read your blog!" but I didn't want to seem like a creepy, crazy stalker person so I refrained. Also, I want to thank you for your sweet comments on my blog.

    1. You should have said something. I would love to visit with you. You seem like such an amazing woman. Thank you so much for the kind words. I know your days have been hard recently and I really do pray you find peace in all the days that follow the loss of your husband. I cannot imagine. Please be good and kind to yourself. I pray you find joy in the smallest of things. Sometimes I think I feel my sister around me. There are times that I just know she must be near. As I'm sure you already know life as you knew it is gone. I have fought the differentness of my life since losing my Mom and sister. I know I need to let go but I'm still not ready. Surround yourself with people who make you feel safe. Know you are loved. Contact me anytime. Warm gentle hugs to you and your family.