Friday, February 18, 2011

The Ride- Part 2

Little did I know that picture was going to go onto the Reece's Rainbow website and blogs that followed Reece's Rainbow and saw the picture. It has become my little contribution to  Reece's Rainbow and Sonya's hopes of finding a family. But it sparked something else as well.

Before that, I had never seen, heard, our played with an orphan in danger of that unspeakable fate. By the time I had met Julia, she was already ours by law and we were merely waiting for the loose ends to be tied up. But this was different. I knew Sonya was close to transfer by some amount because she was able to stand pretty easily and was definitely alert and pretty smart. But the next day when the Adoptive mom who had originally told me about her told me she was five, my heart sank. while this orphanage keeps the kids the longest they can (6), Sonya only has a year. A year.

And so then and there I found my true inspiration: I was able to enjoy a family and the compounded joy of bringing home a family member, while Sonya had a crib and some nannies who would only be able to have her for another year. And yet I've never met a happier little person.

Jesus said in Mark 10: 15 "Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of heaven like a child shall not enter it." Here was a living proof of that before my eyes. While Sonya probably doesn't have the opportunity to go to church or know about her Savior personally with prayer, she was a perfect example of happiness and love unconditionally given to anyone who would give her attention. It made me see just how amazingly strong someone can be- and how much that attitude can give you faith, make you stronger, love more, be a greater person.

And the fact that one little face brightened up that whole room showed me just how much difference one person could make. It's what compelled me to continue to try and help rescue orphans, even after my family had completed our own rescue mission.

Which brings us to today. I'm amazed at the fact God has blessed me with 21 people who are supporting this mission on Facebook and the ten of you that follow me here on Blogger.  Your support means an ton.

I'm honestly not sure at all how God will use this ministry me and my companions are starting, but I hope He will and that I will make the difference I hope I can. But for now, I'll sit back and enjoy The Ride.

1 comment:

  1. Awesome! I keep coming back to read them!!!!!