"I will not leave you as orphans. I will come to you." - John 14:18

Monday, August 22, 2011

Prayers & Necklaces

Yesterday started off with encouraging news from Uganda. Both children's medical reports had been received & we were just waiting on one more piece of baby Z's report to come in. Steps in the right direction had us feeling SO good! However, shortly after that, we received word that little Z & another baby from the home were in the hospital recovering from dehydration. It really drives home just how very far away they are.

When Mabel was 2 she contracted Rotavirus & had to be admitted to the hospital for dehydration. I still vividly recall how she felt like a rag doll in my arms. I remember how this child who struggled to the point of vomiting when she got a routine vaccine did not even react when they put the IV in her arm. I remember being really scared...and I was right there by her bed. I did not leave that hospital for days because that was where my child was and she was sick. I remember the relief I felt when a friend brought a doll by as a gift for Mabel & she glared at it and said "You too stinky to play with" because I knew that my difficult, cantankerous, slightly odd little child was going to be okay.

Today I sit in front of a computer not a hospital bed, but the fears and the worry, they feel the same. Today I have to let go & trust that the Lord is sitting beside that hospital bed, looking after 2 tiny souls, ready to breathe a sigh of relief when they turn a corner. Today I have to let go because I am not in control & no amount of worry or stress or sadness or crying out that this isn't fair will change anything. I can't control that Z is sick or that this is taking much longer than I had ever dreamed it would, but I can work harder than ever at making sure everything is in place when the time comes.

So, once again, if you would like to be a part of bringing B & Z home, we are offering these beautiful Ugandan Paper Bead necklaces made by women in Uganda. Make a donation of $15 or more by clicking the donate button below (it will take you to PayPal) then just indicate in the notes which necklace(s) you would like. Shipping is free.

And please, pray. Thank you.

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$15 for one or $25 for two

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