Sunday, October 3, 2010

Dear Orphan

Dear Orphan~

I saw your photo today. You are so adorable!

Your eyes are so deep and full of hope.

I love your little smile.

I know it must be hard some days to find

the strength to smile.

I have heard how little food you have,

but you are still willing to share with your friends.

What a sweet little person you are!

But, I am writing this letter to tell you that I will

not be able to help you.

You see, my family is happy with the life we are living.

I know that we could get bunk beds

and you could share a room with one of our bio kids,

but really, that is no life for either of you.

We have so much going on around here and

life would just be too chaotic.

Our neighbors just got a new TV and game system,

we really think we need to have one too.

I have a 'ladies night out' next week and

I have nothing to wear.

I really need to purchase a new outfit.

I guess I could sponsor you... but,

it will have to wait til next month,

I really need that new outfit

and my kids are dying for some fast food tonight.
 Good luck to you!
I found this on a blog, that found it on a blog... I think it originally come from here.
What a powerful post.  How many times a day do we say this??? Oh, maybe we don't actually say the words out loud, but actions speak louder than words anyway, don't they??
I look at my daughter now and the changes in her.  What would her life be like if we had chose new furniture or vehicles or whatever the 'thing' is, over choosing her?
I wonder if God has another daughter picked for us and what happens if we're not obedient and choose the comfortable American Dream over her?
I will....


The Tucker Troops said...

Hi Dear Joy---Wow, that was very sobering. It definitely tugs at my heart. I owe you a note! I promise. Oh my, I have been so sick but, I'm on the mend. I hope all of you are well and enjoying this crisp fall weather. We are ready for the apple orchard and the pumpkin patch...soon I hope.

Have a Victorious Day! Beth

LedaP said...

Yes, yes...when people ask me how we afford it, I say the same way you buy a $30K car! Nobody thinks twice about it with a vehicle, but we're adding a child -- a CHILD!

I'd be willing to bet Jia's mei mei (or jie jie) is out there waiting for you!! I'll be praying that her file is put in your path soon :)

I want an I will GO shirt if I'm able to order one...