We witness a miracle each time a child enters a life. But those who must make their journey home across time and miles, growing in the hearts of those waiting to love them, are carried on the wings of destiny. And placed among us by God's own hands.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

O.k. Please Pray

I am getting anxious that we have not yet heard any news regarding our file in Rwanda. I am also anxious for the families who have been waiting for their referrals. But mostly I am anxious for the orphans of Rwanda. I know how a infant's brain is impacted by living in a institutional setting (It's not good) and I know what happens when they sit in cribs most of their day. I also know that there are families waiting patiently to provide loving homes to these children. This breaks my heart but I also trust and truly believe that the government of Rwanda as well as those who run the orphanage are doing all that they can to protect their country's vulnerable children and to ensure their futures. I hope that they will choose for us to be part of the plan for one or two of these orphans. It's not about the best time for us anymore, it's about the best time for the children, for their brains, their hearts, their muscles, their spirit. We are waiting and we already love them more then I can describe. So I am asking that you please pray, but not necessarily for our family, but for the children who are now living in orphanages in Rwanda. Pray that their caregivers receive the resources to meet their needs and the information to decide their fate, because the healthy development of a child cannot wait.

1 comment:

  1. Kari,
    I echo your post. We are praying and anxiously waiting for news of our son, and pray along with you for all the precious children waiting in Rwanda's orphanages.

    Thanks so much for your comment on our blog! It's so nice to know that we have a friend semi-close by :).