Jul 27, 2009

One Week Waiting...and Orphans

Today marks one week of being on the waitlist! I know that it is completely ridiculous to be expecting a call already, but I can't stop daydreaming about it. I daydream about where I will be, what time of day it will occur and how fast I can make it to Le. I know that somewhere tonight, thousands of miles away, a child(ren) is getting up for their day and deep in their
heart(s) is the desire for a family. And little do they know that such a family exists, believes in them, prays for them, longs to be with them, sheds tears for them and shouts praises to the Father for them. And at THIS moment there are two people in Oklahoma who are totally incomplete without them...

I love to argue and debate. That's why I am good at my job. My dad always told me that if I was going to be likened to a disciple of Jesus I would have to be like Simon Peter, because I would cut off your ear if you messed with my Jesus. However, watching the trailer for the new movie from Warner Bros, Orphan, doesn't make me want to argue, it makes me want to slap a movie producer. The tag line of the movie is that you can't love a child that isn't your own. Well, I have news for WB, not only do I love a child that isn't biologically mine, but I pray for, sing to, and talk about a child(ren) that I haven't even met yet and my heart yearns for them, hurts for them and loves them. In fact, I love ALL of the orphans in this world, because it is biblical, they have needs and I know that there are many families who are opening their hearts and arms to orphans all over the world. I encourage you all who read this blog to not only boycott this movie but also blog about it, pray about it and talk about it, because orphans don't need one more challenge in life, they need someone to speak up for them and bring them into homes, families, and hope for a future.
My darling children, you may be labeled by this world as an "orphan", but there is a family that is dreaming of your face, prepping your room and telling everyone they meet that YOU are so much more than an orphan...you are our world!


JG said...

Wow, we are on the same wavelength. I blogged about that movie today, as well. Sick, isn't it?

D said...

Hi...I am an Ethiopian adoptive Dad and have started an online website/forum for Ethiopian adoption. I hope you'll stop by, register for the forum and get involved!

The address is:


Amy said...

Amen, sister! I love your words and my heart completely resonates with everything you've said! Can't wait until our children come home to us from Ethiopia!!! In the meantime, what a privilege to trust God with their little lives!

Brandi said...

This post made me cry! I ADORE you friend!!!!

Can't WAIT for our weekend together. . .all about orphans! In fact, call me. . .I have a student ministry idea!!!!

Love you dearly. . love your little ones. . they are going to be so blessed to call you Mama.