Every night, once the little ones are snuggled in their beds, I sit around the table with my big kids and give them my full attention. No distractions. Just me and them. We talk about their days, what they learned, new friends made, and all kinds of things on their hearts. I cherish those moments.
Last night we somehow got onto the topic of our special needs children and the struggles that they face with their health and other things. As we spoke, tears flowed as God brought to mind a young man who had been on my heart all day. I had read his story just yesterday morning and just ached for him the entire day.
In the quietness of the late evening I was able to share my heart with my children–about how our kids with special needs do certainly face uncertain futures and tough times.
…they are here with us!
They are loved.
And fully accepted just the way they are!
They have a family that is their biggest cheerleaders when they learn new things.
Like intentionally bringing us their sippy cups when they want a drink.
Or learning how to feed themselves.
Oh, how we rejoice!
As we spoke about our own little darlings last night, we read a letter written by young “Noah” and even my children got emotional.
To be thirteen and turning fourteen in just three months…knowing that no one is coming for you…
Oh my goodness. This teenager has seen so many of his friends leave the orphanage with families.
And still he waits. Knowing all too well that one of these days it is going to be too late.
I just CANNOT imagine!
My Kellan, who is also thirteen, pondered the sadness of it all and said, “Mom, I can’t imagine that being me!”
My friends, I just have to try and help this young man! He lives in a country where he must be adopted before he turns fourteen this December. That’s in only three months!
Impossible? No! Difficult? Yes, it will be.
But how worth it this child is!
ALL HE WANTS IS A FAMILY.
The facilitators in his country were recently brought to tears when he gave them a letter he wrote–a plea for the one desire of his heart. To love and be loved.
The gift of family!
I am unable to share his picture publicly, but there are photos and the sweetest videos of him on my friend Annie’s advocacy site. You will need to join (it’s easy!) to view them.
It would be best to find a family who is already in the process of adopting from his country…but it is still not impossible to find any family who is willing to do whatever it takes and go to the ends of the earth to make this boy’s dream of belonging come true. His file can even be transferred to another agency if needed. Right now Lifeline has his referral. You can read about Noah HERE.
Anyone wanting more information, please contact Annie at Lifeline. Serious inquiries only, please. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Would you please share this young man’s plea for a family? Can we give him the best Christmas present ever this year?