• Do Something

    Date: 2013.01.31 | Category: Adoption | Tags:

    I’ve recently been added to a Facebook group of parents of children from China with congenital heart defects (CHD).  One of the mother’s has created a blog  in honor of Heart Awareness Month.  You can read these parent’s stories, starting tomorrow, on 28 Days of Hearts.

    I’ve been so moved reading these blogs about families who’ve adopted from China.  There are a few stories from parents who adopted children not knowing if their children would live long enough for them to get to China to get them.  Beautiful, beautiful, heartwarming stories.  Our family’s story will be on the 8th in honor of Dan’s dad’s birthday.  Papa has been gone 3 years now and how I wish he could have seen Maisey and Ben.  He would have adored them.

    I’m hoping these stories will move others to step out of their comfort zones and do something for the least of these.  It is so hard to explain to others what you feel when you see all those other children waiting for families.  It is truly heartbreaking.  I hear people talking about adoption and they shrug it off with words like “I don’t have any free time the way it is” or “I just couldn’t jump through all those hoops with the paperwork” or “it just costs too much” and on and on and on.  We who have been there and seen first hand those little faces, want to encourage others to do something.  We all wish we could do more.  We all wish we could help just one more.  I’m praying for those whose hearts have been moved and are still trying to decide.   Maybe one of these blogs will help you to decide to “Do Something” too!

    Matthew West – Do Something