Well here I am. Me and a blog. Oh all the things to write….
I kept waiting to start on a “special day.” I wanted to start with a topic that was fresh and exciting. Probably include my little Gray in it somewhere. The Lord has sent me in a different direction….
I do have something to share, but it is an ugly shade of gray. Not happy and uplifting like the usual shades I go after. Not sweet and bright like the smile of little Gray. It is a gray that hangs over me, reminding me that this world is so broken. And that the Lord weeps for his children.
If you have wandered over here from facebook then you most likely have seen my status updates about different children that need homes. Well the sweet boys I saw today totally broke my heart.
They have no mental problerms, NONE! And in a couple months they will be put into a mental institute and wither away. I really can’t write too much more, tears get in the way when I even think of them. PLEASE PRAY! Pray for Duncan, pray for Samuel. I know their family is out there.
Look at Duncans beautiful face! Here is what reeces website had to say:
From a family who met him in Feb 2012 –
Duncan very much wants a family. He is smart and works hard. He gets along well with others. Duncan struggles with facing the future here in his native country. He knows that unless a miracle happens and he gets adopted (or a family commits and gets USCIS approval) in the next few months, he is going to be sent to a mental institution, even though mentally, he has no issues. Duncan appears to have CP, and he is small for his age (about the size of a 13 year old). Duncan’s medical information is en route from the orphanage now, but the family who met him and who he approached to ask for a family and the facilitator want to go ahead and get his information and picture out there.
Duncan uses a walker to walk and is independent in mobility. Duncan is a compassionate teen and one who says he “fears even to hope for a family, because he doesn’t think anyone would want him because he isn’t handsome”. In fact, when it was time to pose for this picture, Duncan worried that someone would see it and then not want him. Duncan needs a family to show him God looks on the heart to see beauty (even though he’s a quite handsome boy regardless)- and so do Christian families. Duncan’s heart is big, and he is well-loved in this orphanage. Many worry for him if he doesn’t get adopted before he turns 16 and it is too late. http://reecesrainbow.org/category/newly-listed
What a handsome young man! Here is what reeces website had to say:
From a family who met him in Feb 2012:
Sam is an AMAZING young man! He is friendly, good-natured, has a good sense of humor, and loves soccer (futbol). He is very good at soccer, and has gone to a camp for great players in Poland a few summers ago. Sam very much wants a family in America- he approached a family adopting there and asked many questions about it, and has talked to the orphanage staff before about how much he wants a family- for parents to love him, encourage him, and support him.
Sam’s disability is very minor- he has malformed fingers on both hands that appear to be due to banding of some sort. Otherwise, he is healthy. Because of this disability, he was sent to a special needs orphanage. He is very smart, has already started learning English in school at the orphanage and is well-liked by his friends. Sam’s faith in God is very important to him and he would like a family who also worships God, who will encourage his gifts in soccer, and who will tell him “I love you” and listen to him as he talks.
Sam has goals for the future, and would like to play soccer and go to college, but he knows his life in his home country will not give him those chances. He is very intelligent, very respectful and has a great perspective about adoption, because he has a friend already adopted into the US. The family that met him in February 2012 will be happy to answer questions about him as well. Sam eagerly posed for the pictures, and begged the family and facilitator to please not forget him and to find him a family fast!http://reecesrainbow.org/category/newly-listed
Not everyone can or is called to adopt but I know that we can all pray and believe the the Lord has a wonderful plan in store for both these boys! He has a plan for all of His children.
There are a variety of ways to help: pray, donate, share http://reecesrainbow.org/
It turns out this was the best post on the most ordinary day about two extraordinary people who need arms around them.