Have you seen this animated adoption video??? It's just over 4 minutes long, and it has touched my heart so much I had to share it with you.
Sometimes we become so discouraged by our own fears, weaknesses and failures that we think it would be better to give up than to give in. Even though I fail every day as a parent, I am never left or forsaken by the Ultimate Parent, my Heavenly Father, who allows me to draw strength, grace, mercy, love and forgiveness from Himself.
As I watch this video I think of each of my five children who were born in my heart. The day I met each of them, I could not imagine them having spent a single day institutionalized.
Whether I bonded with them immediately or not, I couldn't imagine my life without them, or theirs without me. Not that I deny it or refuse to acknowledge it ~ I just can't imagine them ever being an orphan.
Sometimes it's good to remember where we've come from. I'm so glad God was patient and merciful with me. He rescued me. I never again want to be a spiritual orphan ~ and praise Him I don't have to!
But what about those who are physically orphaned? Just because we aren't 'capable,' 'equipped' or 'prepared financially,' doesn't mean we have a reason to do nothing. Not when there are over 147 million reasons to do something. What will we do?
(Please turn music sound off at the bottom of the page before starting)