Wednesday, April 3, 2013


I saw this picture of how often children are left without a parent. Every 18 seconds...I am speechless. Yesterday a friends father died and he lived a good life. He had a strong faith which helped him through the toughest 2 years if his life as he battled the excruciating pain of throat cancer. My friend is doing well, obviously missing his dad. My friend has a job, his sister's are also not struggling financially. Then I think of the children in Uganda who are left to fend for themselves because there Is no one to look after them. I dislike how difficult it is to adopt, the amount of paperwork and money it takes is devastating for those who cannot afford it. I completely understand that in the past people have adopted children out Of the country for sexual pleasure, to kill them and sell their organs and some have been abused. It breaks my heart that even some have stolen children and sold them. I guess laws and rules are placed for a reason. It still brings me back to the picture I saw of how many people claim to be Christians, yet do nothing! Is it lack of understanding of how to help? Is it ignorance? Is it shame? I wonder if it's also a lack of trust? Who wants to give money to someone, an organization, a stranger? I want to do my part. I don't know what that means. All I know is that there's a little boy in Guatemala name Diego who has stollen my heart. A friend told me that Diego will marry her daughter when they get older to make him legal. It was quite funny when she mentioned it. It made me hope. I pray that we all can do our part in taking care of those who have been left behind to fend for themselves.