Saturday, January 1, 2011

Heart Torn In Two....

All about a boy.....

I saw his picture and I was smitten. I was moved. His sad eyes just piercedmy heart and Idreamt of a miracle. Maybe we could rescue him from a life of desitution. A life marred by the fact that he had no family. A stigma that would follow him the rest of his life and take away all his chances for college and a career. In China, if you are an orphan, then, you are unlucky. No matter what, people see you as unlucky and then they are afraid that you will bring them bad luck to thier family or thier company. Life becomes very difficult to find a job or a place to live, a lonely life. I have read about the stigma of being an orphan and aging out of the system. So when I saw his picture and read his story I thought that maybe we could help him. Maybe we could be his family. Maybe we could at least do everything to try....and so we did. We tried. We talked to our agency and our SW. I sent tons of emails to advocate for him. We finally were tild that we could go for it. We would only have 5 weeks to make it happen. We would need a miracle and lots of money. Money was already starting to come in from people that were touched by his story. However, it was not meant to be our family. Another family has stepped up and they are going for it and working hard to bring him home. In the end, it was not us, but, HE. HAS. A. FAMILY!!! That is what is important. My heart will mend, altough I am forever changed. I know he will grow up in a loving home with a loving family. I will not forget him or the other orphans like him. I will pray for him and for the other orphans out there. I hope that everyone will pray for the hurting orphaned children because they all have a story and they all deserve love and a family.


Aus said...

Morning Melanie - here I thought you were going to say it WAS you guys - can't wait to find out who....we followed much the same path you did!

hugs - aus and co.

Joy said...

I am pretty sure that his family is in China getting him right now.

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