I've even had exciting things to post about (trip to Hawaii, anyone?!?). And, yes, Mom, I promise that I'll post (especially photos) about the Hawaii trip.
Not today though. Today I'm going to post about the fact I've felt 'blah' for a while (woohoo...the blahs...what an exciting topic).
As I've mentioned previously, I spend a lot of time looking at "waiting children" sites and reading adoption blogs. Sometimes it gets overwhelming because it seems there are soooo many waiting children and sooo few willing families. Most of the families that are adopting are willing to wait 2+ years for a baby as young and as healthy as possible while amazing children are waiting 15+ years in an orphanage for a family.
That family can't say where Tyler's family is and when they'll come for him, but God knows.
I live 2000 miles away from my family and even though I hear from them regularly and see them at least once a year, I still get really sad that I can't be with them all the time. I can only imagine that Alexis feels that times a million when she thinks of the family she's never had (but that God is surely preparing for her).
Like many boys his age, he's smart but doesn't put much effort into his school work. Moms of boys around the world know exactly what he needs....a mom to be on his case about his homework! :)
Before being transferred from the 'baby house' to the older child orphanage he asked a visitor "Do you know anyone who would like to take a boy like me. I would really like for a visitor at least, because I am all alone and I have no one." Perhaps even sadder is the fact that he bursts into tears when he sees people coming for the younger children and not for him. He asked one visitor, "What do I need to do for a Mom to come? Do you know where she is? Is she looking for me?"
So, there you have it. These are the 4 kids that I'm going to pray into a family. These are the 4 kids that I am going to think about any time I've got a craving for some soda. I will think about them double when the craving is for some Mountain Dew!
If you feel so moved, please join me (in the praying, you don't have to give up the soda, unless you want to).
You can pray for one (or more!) of my kids.
Or you can go to Reece's Rainbow and choose a child of your own to pray home.
P.S. I must admit that when I wrote this up I had no idea when Lent actually started. For some reason I thought it was in mid-March and that I had a couple of weeks to prepare. Imagine my surprise to discover that it starts Wednesday! It's probably best I won't have much time to "stock up" and drink a ton of soda knowing I'll be giving it up soon (because that is exactly what I was planning on doing!).