Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Wishing They Weren't Orphans

Tomorrow I will put on a suit and stand in a courtroom as a court appointed special advocate (CASA) for two very young children and recommend to a judge that the parental rights be terminated.

It's eating me up.

Two more orphans to add to the sea of 147 million.

I hate it.

I held the children in my arms at their foster home yesterday.

They smiled, played adorably and wanted to be held over and over.

I'm thankful that for now they have no idea what is about to happen.

But, the loss of their mother will be something they carry with them the rest of their lives.

I grieve for them.

I wanted so much for their mom to make different choices.

But she didn't.

And they deserve better.

If all goes as expected tomorrow, I'll begin the search for their new mother.

So thankful that there are good, loving people willing to adopt children.

Praying for families for these precious two I've grown to love over the past year and the 147 million others.

"...orphans are easier to ignore before you know their names. They are easier to ignore before you see their faces. It is easier to pretend they're not real before you hold them in your arms. But once you do, everything changes." Radical, by David Platt

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  1. bless those people who are very much willing to take good care of a child.

    happy TT!

  2. I will be praying for you and them.

  3. I will also pray for you and the children. I think you are a wonderful person for doing this. You are blessed to do the Lord's work!

  4. Oh this makes me want to weep. My heart aches for those children... and for the parents who made poor choices. Thanks for your work and your heart for those kids!

  5. This just makes my heart sad for these poor kids to carry such a burden in their lives, and yet Praise God for people like you who care enough to protect them and see that they get what they both need and deserve..,parents who will love and care for them. And praise God for the ones who are willing to take them on as well. May God bless your efforts with a wonderful set of parents for these precious little ones. HUGS

  6. I admire your work with CASA. It is a tough job. I pray you find peace in knowing you want what's best for the kids.

  7. Bless you for what you are doing, no matter how hard and monumental it seems. Our pastor held up "Radical" in church last week and recommended it. I will have to check it out.


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