Friday, November 25, 2011

It's in the mail!

I just mailed our dossier!!!  Please pray that it arrives safely... and that I didn't make any mistakes!  I also mailed a package to Jude!  We were able to send him a photo book and a lullaby CD.  As soon as our dossier is logged in, his caregivers will tell him that he has a FAMILY!!! 

Thanks to another adoptive Momma, we have been in contact with a foster home in Beijing.  We will be volunteering there for a few days before heading to Shanghai to meet Jude.  I've started collecting hats for the kids.  I'm so thankful for the people helping me with this project!  I got these in the mail today... So CUTE!

Friday, November 18, 2011

John 15:12

My heart hurts today and my arms are aching to hold my baby.  I pray so often that someone will take a few minutes today to hold Jude… to just love on him.  With 700 other kids in the orphanage, I’m sure the caregivers are extremely busy! The thought of one of them taking the time to show love to Jude makes me happier than you can imagine! 
Then it hit me…  All 700 of these orphans are God’s children!  The love and desperation I feel for Jude is just a fraction of the love God has for him.  The world is full of God's children.  So many who are lonely, hurting, and just needing someone to stop being “busy” for a couple of minutes and just show them love.  I wonder how that makes God feel. I wonder how many opportunities I have missed because I have been too “busy”.  God, break my heart for what breaks yours.
"My command is this:  Love each other as I have loved you."  John 15:12