He who goes out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy,
carrying sheaves with him. Psalm 126:6

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Waiting Child Wednesday, 9-12-12

Today is a blog blitz for three very special kids!  That means a bunch of us will be sharing them in the hopes of finding families.  All orphans need a mom and dad, but there are some who are more desperate than others.  Donovan, Sonny and Marla all have special needs that make them more fragile.  Well, you will see for yourself:

First up, meet Sonny.

See, I told you.  This is what I mean by "more desperate."  These are before and after pictures of Sonny.  The one where he is sporting his cute red hair was taken when he lived in his babyhouse.  He has been transferred to an adult mental institution (yes, you read that right).  You can see that he is now being abused, neglected and underfed.  But a family could change all that!  They could fatten him up, heal his wounds, and let his beautiful hair grow out again!  How wonderful it would be to see a smile on that face.

Next up is Marla.  I have posted about Marla before.

You can see from the newer picture on the right that Marla is getting worse.  She is losing weight as she gets older.  She lies in bed all day.  No one gets her out and plays with her, or gives her therapy, or takes her outside to see the sun.  Eventually her joints will harden and she will no longer be able to move at all.  She will be transferred to an adult mental institution where she will be bedridden for the rest of her life.  A family could rescue her from that!  Therapy and love would make all the difference in the world to Marla!

Lastly, we have Donovan

Sweet boy, he looks like a toddler.  He is actually eight years old!  He is in a mental institution, just like Sonny.  You can see that he is being starved and neglected.  He would thrive in a family!   He is described as cheerful and sociable.  If he can be cheerful under these conditions, imagine the joy he would bring to his family!

I know that it is scary to think of how your life might change if you welcomed one of these children into it.  Instead of that, focus on how their's WILL change!  No love to loved completely.  Lack of food to full every night.  Never breathing in fresh air to playing outside with mommy and daddy.  No hope to a bright future.  What is the legacy you want to leave?

Here are the others who are blogging for these babies today:

Debbie: http://the-scenic-route-momto6kids.blogspot.com
Heather: http://mt2ia.blogspot.com/
Grace: http://sister-love-blog.blogspot.com/
Sandra: https://www.facebook.com/marlamatters2us
Monica: http://www.xmaswarrior.blogspot.com

One more quick thing.  Remember Heath, who I posted about here?  He has a matching grant of $5,000!  A wonderful lady is hosting a giveaway to help raise the money.  View the details at http://covenantbuilders.blogspot.com/2012/09/god-at-work.html.

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