Ready, Set…

Bags are packed, unpacked and packed again.  Child care is arranged.  I worked my last shift today.  This adoption has been easier, thus far, then the ones from Ghana.  I have a feeling that’s about to change.  Not because of the travel, at least, I hope not, but because of Dolly’s health and her history.  Her story, as we’re able to piece it together, is starting to sound a lot like what Bubbly lived through.  Her delays are partially due to her health, but they’re also from the people who are supposed to care for her not really caring much at all.

You see, for them, it would be much easier if she died.  That’s the reality for a lot of kids living in orphanages.  As a parent, as a human being, it’s nearly impossible for me to stomach this thought.  Sadly, there are people out there that can look at a child and think that it would be easier if they just died.  It’s reality.  Wheelchair bound kids are left in cribs all day.  Kids with illnesses that could be cured with simple surgery are left to suffer.  Kids who need a hug desperately are left to cry themselves to sleep every single night.

Then there are stories like this one…

My Week with Sean

These ones restore my faith.  Here’s a college kid who spent a week with a child who could very well be forgotten.  Instead, he writes one of the most heartfelt recounts of how amazing this little guy is, and how he begged for someone to come for him, how he didn’t want to be sent back.

If there is anything I want people to take away from me writing what I do on this blog, from learning about our family…it’s this…there are so many amazing children out there that the world has overlooked, that are left behind, just waiting for someone to come for them.

In a little over 24 hours, I’ll be heading halfway around the world to bring home a little girl who is waiting.  I plan to share what that’s like right here.  I’m writing for her, but I’m also writing for the Sean’s of the world, who don’t want to be left behind.

–FullPlateMom,
who can’t wait to GO!   

One Comment Add yours

  1. You have a wonderful way with words Becky!! I will be praying for you!!

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