Thursday, June 26, 2008

A Mother's Journey to Her Son

This family just returned with their little boy. He shared quarters with Noah in the same orphanage. She beautifully describes the not-so-nice aspects of her trip. Also, there is a description of the orphanage where Noah is (scroll down towards the end of the post.)

http://keirajoy07.blogspot.com/2008/06/journey-of-heart-part-four.html

6 comments:

Paul & Beth said...

Oh my goodness...what a time they had. I am praying for you all to stay healthy...including Noah! I cried at the conditions...I am sure, we in sterile America find it hard to imagine such conditions in 3rd world countries! God bless your week and a half at home...with a very successful garage sale and happy times with your boys.

Mainely Me said...

That was not an easy journal to read, however I applaud her honesty. The part where they toured the baby rooms broke my heart. Dad came in from outside and there I was, tears streaming down my face, unable to tell him what was wrong. I just cried a little and when I could speak, all I could say was, "It's about the orphanage and I'm just so thankful that Josh and Jodi are going to go get one of those babies." I haven't seen it first hand but the vision in my mind of those little ones holding up their hands to be picked up......

Janine the Bean said...

I lost it over that scene too Mom. It made me want to go. Just to think of all those babies with arms outstretched, wanting to be held. Or crying...I could hardly stand it. I read the whole story from part 1 to part 4. Oh, I can't even explain it. Josh and Jodi, what you're doing is so awesome and God-glorifying. I want to go with you.

She was very honest with her struggles, which I haven't ever seen before in adoption stories. I hope that baby gets the medicine he needs to feel better. Poor thing. But happy in spite of it all.

Keeping you in our prayers. See you tomorrow. :)

JPB said...

And what's amazing is that those children in the orphanages are not being neglected by African standards ... they are being saved from neglect and even worse. As sad as those orphanage conditions are, I try to think very charitably of them, because they really are gateways. Without them ... you get abandonment to the streets, child slavery, youth prostitution.

God bless you guys for going down there and completing the rescue.

Jodi said...

Jon,
This is exactly how I have been thinking. As bad as it sounds to our American ears, the children in those orphanages are the "lucky" ones.

Mainely Me said...

Amen to that!