Friday, July 26, 2013

Lighting My Candle

A week or so ago, we found out that sweet "Hanson" has passed away. He was waiting in mental institution, and never had a family who loved him and was working to bring him home.

He passed away all alone. Never to know the love of a family.

Now he knows the infianate love of his Abba Daddy in heaven.


But, the thing is. This shouldn't be happening. Innocent children passing away because adults [who should be the ones to care for them, love them, and nurture them] aren't caring, they are abusing.

I'm not just talking about the nannies and those involved in direct care. What about those about those indirectly involved in caring for these children.

The directors making poor financial decisions.

The leaders who decide that thousands of children with SN should rot and die in institutions because he doesn't like some legislation another country passed.

I'm going to take it another step further, and say this, though it may offend some. I'm talking about the families who are able to care for a child, have the room and resources, feel God telling them too, and stomp their foot and say "NO!", because it's not conveinient for them and takes them out of their comfort zone.

Don't you see what's going on here??

There are millions of orphans around the world. They need homes. They need love. And a lot of them will not be adopted in their own country because they have special needs, or for some other reason.

They are helpless, and have no voice.

And we aren't doing anything to help! We are just sitting in our comfy homes, going on with life, while they are fighting for their very lives.

WE are the solution. If we don't act, there may not be anyone else.

And IT IS OUR PROBLEM! It's absolutely our problem. It's OUR JOB to make a difference. Even if just in the life of ONE. It's still worth it.
The lives of the children are on our shoulders, why aren't we doing anything??

Hanson and others DIED. This should be our WAKE UP call.


Once our eyes are opened, we can not pretend we don't know what to do.


Hanson passed away because no one stepped up in time, no one decided in time to go get him.

Tonight, I'm lighting a white candle on this blog in honor of Hanson.

In honor of Sergey. [Read his story here]

In honor of Dayna.

In honor of all the others we didn't get to in time.

And with the lighting of this candle, I make a commitment to work harder than ever to get these precious children home before it's too late. To raise awareness, raise money, and above all, to pray.

Because they don't deserve to be dying. It's not right. And it shouldn't be happening when it's in our power to stop it.

Rest in peace, precious ones. You are always loved, and never forgotten. ♥

Visit Julia's blog HERE to find out more about Hanson and the candles for him. It's a post you don't want to skip.

1 comment:

  1. Our son died five weeks before we brought him home. He was one of the "Lost Boys". Thank you...thank you for speaking up for the forgotten.


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