Monday, July 8, 2013

I Don't Think...

I tend to over think things. I can dwell on something until it's too late to do it. Or I can procrastinate, and call it discernment for a lifetime. But there are some things I really don't have to think about at all. 

I don't think little girls can have too many bows or pretty dresses. I don't think hugs and kisses should be rationed. I don't think empty bellies are acceptable. I don't think boo boos go away by themselves. I don't think boys need to be tough. I don't think it's okay for a child to cry it out. I don't think laughter should be learned. I don't think children should know they are not love. I don't think one child is better than another. I don't think one need is greater than another. I don't think of children only in America as "our own". I don't think in terms of boundaries. I don't believe in boundaries. I don't think everyone should adopt internationally. I don't think everyone should adopt domestically. I don't think either kind of adoption should be discouraged by anyone. I don't think that saving the life of a child, be it here or in the far corners of the world should warrant anything but praise and support. I don't think tying a child to a bed is humane. I don't think mental institutions for orphans should be legal.  I don't think abuse should be tolerated in any country. I don't think a child should suffer, period.

Adopting a child is a great thing. I really don't think it matters if it's from the orphanage next door to you, across the State, on the other side of the country or in another country. A child is a child is a child!

They are all deserving of love and a family. 

 Look at the photos below.  Can you honestly tell me that one of these beauties deserved a family over the other? Can you even tell which child was adopted domestically, and which child was adopted internationally( no cheating if you recognize the Lovies here). I don't see labels or countries or boundaries. All I see are  very blessed children. Children that all came from the SAME list of worldwide orphans. And are now NOT among the almost 200 million orphans that are still waiting. 


We need to support all families that step forward in faith to save a child. Not criticize them for their decision. Because in the end a life has been spared. A child has
been given the greatest gift of all... LOVE!   

Does it really matter where they come from? Really?



Rochelle said...

An orphan is an orphan no matter where they live!~ Totally agree. Praying for more sweeties to come home!

Scrappy quilter said...

Awesome post and so very true. It doesn't matter where they come from. My dream is that every orphan gets a forever home. Love ya

Dee Etheridge said...

So true!!