Sometimes, I come very close to shutting down my facebook page.
The ugly out there on social media can be depressing and overwhelming at times. I have to step back and weigh the good that comes with it against the bad that creeps in there.
But today, I am beyond grateful for technology. It has led me to connect with other families that are also adopting children from the same orphanage where our Hudson lives. One family is in China now. They traveled yesterday to the school where our Hudson & their son attend. It is somewhat like a boarding school. They boys live there for 10 days, go back to the orphanage for 4 days, then back to school. I got a small glimpse into Hudson's world and it made me cry.
Some of the kids at the school are severely challenged physically & mentally. Hudson is considered "special needs" because of his heart condition. But he is very high functioning. He is a smart little boy. The challenges the other kids that attend this school face are huge compared to Hudson. And it makes me sad. When I asked God to break my heart for what breaks His, I never thought it would hurt so bad.
These beautiful children are God's children. Why is no one coming for them?
I wish more people would have their eyes opened to what's outside their box. When you have seen an orphanage in person, there is no way your life can go on unchanged. Your heart is broken.
This is a picture of the family (that is in China right now) with Hudson and a few of the other boys that live at the orphanage. Hudson is in the front row on the right with the bright orange shirt.
|Our Hudson with a couple friends|
And so, I hope to use my access to social media to raise awareness of all of God's beautiful children living their lives in orphanages around the world. The children who don't understand the concept of a family because they have not known one. The boys & girls who don't know what it's like to have a mom kiss their boo-boos, tuck them in at night or have their dad read them stories. The kids that just want the chance at a family of their own.
These are God's children.