This has been a devastating week in the China adoption community as two precious babies with heart defects who had just recently came home with their families are now in the arms of Jesus.
I do not personally know either of these families. I followed one family's journey through blogs as she is in the DTC facebook group I frequently talk about. Her sweet family's blog is here - www.ameimeiforyouyou.blogspot.com
The other family I just heard about through that same group. Their blog is here www.thecarrride.blogspot.com The words in that last post on June 7 was before their precious Zoe went to be with Jesus... you must read it. I can add nothing to that.
My heart aches for these families. I have cried for the loss of their precious children that they loved. I cannot fathom their pain. I have hugged my kids a little tighter the past few days. I pray that these families feel God's comfort and His amazing peace that transcends all understanding in this incredibly difficult time.
Their stories hastened my heart to advocate more for the children waiting,
waiting to know the love that a family gives,
waiting to know their mommy and daddy,
waiting to be held and kissed and cheered for by their family -
especially the heart babies waiting as they are close to my heart (being that all 3 of my blessings are heart kids).
As I sit and see pictures of precious little heart babies I'd love to cuddle...
I know I can't cuddle them all.
So, I have decided to periodically share a couple with you.
Maybe you are the mommy and daddy they are waiting on...
Maybe you are not,
but if you are not - would you pray that their mommies and daddies will step forward?
That God would quicken their heart and that they'd be obedient?
I've been praying for these two adorable boys for some time....
This cutie is "Luke". He is two years old.
Isn't he absolutely precious? He has been cared for by a great organization- Half the Sky. He has had one surgery (Glen procedure) and will probably need another when he is around 5 years old. He can roll over and sit alone. He likes playing outdoors and cuddling in the grass and flowers. He likes listening as you point out the different color flowers and talk to him about the sights outdoors. Luke grows stronger every day and is becoming fatter and healthier. Luke likes candies, biscuits.... Now he can crawl, can stand with support, he can walk with one hand held or supported by the railing. Luke becomes more and more active everyday. He always has a ready smile and is very talkative. He can say “father, mother, grandmother, goodbye” and other single sounding words. Luke’s fine motor skills are good. Luke is active, energetic, talkative and extroverted. He smiles often, gets along well with others, and enjoys listening to music and singing.
Don't you just want to squeeze him???
Another adorable little guy waiting for his mommy and daddy is "Leo"
Leo was abandoned at a hospital as an infant. When he was brought in, he was thin and small. After the excellent care of his caregivers, he is now described as smart, lovely and active. Leo is able to walk independently and go up and down stairs on his own. He is able to jump off the floor with both feet and stand on one leg for 2 seconds. He is fond of reading picture books and can turn the pages one by one. He knows “big” and “small” and can distinguish colors. He can express his needs with words and asks “What is this?” when curious. He is also able to identify different animals and objects when asked. Leo enjoys eating dumplings, rice, all kinds of vegetables, bananas, watermelon, and pears.
Leo has been living with a foster family. He likes playing outside on the playground with his foster family (dad, mom and brothers). He also has a strong imitating ability. When his foster brother is studying math, Leo will imitate him and count on his fingers. He likes watching the TV show “Zhihuishu” and enjoys dancing to music. Leo gets along well with other children and his favorite activity is playing with the ball. His caregivers hope that he will be adopted soon and have a happy family and grow up happily.
If you'd like more information on either boy, please let me know.
A Chinese folklore -
One day an elephant saw a hummingbird lying on its back with its tiny feet up in the air.
"What are you doing?" asked the elephant.
The hummingbird replied, "I heard that the sky might fall today, and so I am ready to help hold it up, should it fall.”
The elephant laughed cruelly. “Do you really think,” he said, "that those tiny feet could help hold up the sky?”
The hummingbird kept his feet up in the air, intent on his purpose, as he replied, "Not alone. But each must do what he can. And this is what I can do.”