It was not the threat of an empty nest that drew my dreaming heart to adoption. As a mother who deeply loves her children and is deeply loved by her mother, I want every child to be deeply loved! God has called me to adoption and it is a joyful call!
There are millions and millions of lonely children who do not know the unique love and support of family. This is my greatest sorrow. Like attempting to heal from loss, this sadness sneaks up on me at random times and threatens to overtake me. My best efforts to think on other things are thwarted by images and thoughts of lonely little ones. I try to remind myself that a million tears will not tuck in one child at night or soothe one hurt. I try to remind myself that I am one person and I can only do what one person can do. I try to remind myself that God is in control and he is the one to hold the world's children in his hands...
There just aren't enough families willing or maybe able to bring children they didn't birth into their homes. Laws written to protect children also keep them alone. I'll tell you the truth: It's more than I can bear. I wish I knew the answer.
As Mother's Day approaches, will you pray for all the children who have no one to give a homemade Mother's Day card to? Will you pray for the children who have no mother to give their fist full of wildflowers to? Would you be so bold as to ask God what you are able to do for those orphaned?
What do I want for Mother's Day? More mothers, less orphans...
"God sets the lonely in families, he leads out the prisoners with singing..." ~Psalm 68:6
but whoever is kind to the needy honors God." ~Proverbs 14:31