Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Ridiculously Cute

 Leif is ridiculously cute.  Off the charts adorable.  And he knows it!
 Leif loves life.  He loves to wear other people's shoes.  He loves to copy everything his siblings do.
 Leif loves to watch me roll the oats in the morning, and hops from foot to foot while waiting for his bowl. 
 Leif especially loves the camera.
 While Leif is enjoying his oatmeal, he is unaware that far away there are little guys who don't get all the oatmeal they want every morning, with cream and maple syrup.
   This little fellow is 4 years old.  He weighs 11 pounds.  I don't think he gets oatmeal every morning.  I do think Leif would share with him if he could.
 More than anyone else, Leif loves his Daddy.  Daddy helps him with everything, including holding up his pumpkin.
 This little guy has no idea what a Daddy is.  I think Leif would share with him if he could.
 Almost as much as he loves Daddy, Leif loves his brothers and sisters.  They make music for him, and he tries to keep up with them.

This little guy will probably spend his life in a crib, and may never walk.
While Leif is busy being ridiculously cute here, he is unaware that there are millions of little boys and girls who do not have what he has.  A family.  They don't have a Mom to whisper "Jesus loves you" or a Daddy who likes to wrestle.

But we know.  And we know that the Lord expects us to do something about it.  It is not for us to ask God why He allows children to be orphaned, neglected, and abused.  Instead we must ask what he wants me to do about it.
At Cracker Barrel, teamwork is expected.  "If you are not helping a guest, you should be helping someone who is."  How can that translate for Christians and orphans?  If you are not adopting a child, you should be helping someone who is.  I know that the truth is most people cannot adopt.  But it is also true that everyone can somehow be supporting orphans.

Pray for the families who are adopting.

Financially support those who are adopting.  (It does add up...every table I wait on leaves me a tip, and by the end of the night it adds up...it works the same for families trying to raise money for adoption!)

Pray for the orphans.

Donate money to the organizations that support the orphans who will never be adopted.


Please also pray for us as we are trying to adopt Elsa in Estonia; pray for the process, and the finances.

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