There are times when I worry that I am not spending enough time with my children. Today, was one of those days. I was getting ready for our garage sale tomorrow and left the kids to entertain themselves. I began wondering if this need to constantly be “entertaining” or teaching my children is an obligation I have placed on myself, or if it has always existed. But then I thought about women of the past whom I can’t imagine had the amount of down time that we have now and raised 10plus children who grew up to be perfectly agreeable citizens. What is the difference?
Then there are children who spend much of their childhood in orphanages. Who wake each day waiting for breakfast, and then looking forward to lunch and all the while, hoping a family will find them. It hit me again. No toys to entertain them, no mothers to nurture them.
It hit me while I was enjoying a nice little snuggle with Ella before she went to bed in her cozy blanket sleeper, surrounded with love. I want to hold them. I want them to experience love and warmth and I wonder how God is loving them right now – in this moment of loneliness, or fear, or hunger, or pain.
If you haven’t read up on Carrington’s story, I encourage you to do so. It is so heart breaking that she has been allowed to waste away and yet it is a victory story of what God can do with your gifts. Her forever family found her, and nursing her back to health through love send from worldwide and the amazing medical resources we have in North America.
I am Bennett’s warrior, and you can’t even imagine how thrilled I would be to see him in a loving family. There are families out there, there is just a lack of funds. Please consider giving to Bennett’s grant or even just praying for him, his current caregivers and his future family.
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