As we celebrated thanksgiving this year, the kids pondered over what they were most thankful for. Across the board the response was family; mom, dad, grandpa, aunt, brother, grandmother, uncle, the people that these kids were raised and nurtured by, who were their for them until they came to GLA. And though daily we celebrate in our hearts the joy of the new family that we make up here at the Toddler House and each individual little character that brings something we never knew we were missing but now could not imagine living without. Each day ticks by, making up weeks, months, and now almost two years that many of these caring, funny, hurting, joyful, scared, loving, strong, affectionate children have sat in waiting for the day a new family would take them home and their life can begin again. Though we try our hardest to provide a family setting, education, boundaries, nurture, stability, love, individual attention, we are not a true family, and we can never provide the kind
of belonging and love that a forever family can. Pray with me tonight for these little ones, that God’s perfect plan would unfold for them and the hearts of those who would be their new mom’s and dad’s would be awakened and filled with compassion to begin the adoption journey and embrace a child whom they did not know they were missing but will one day not be to imagine how live without.
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Posted on Wed, November 30, 2011