Sunday, March 08, 2009

A Thought in a Rool-over Moment Last Night....

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Something just occurred to me last night as I lay in bed. It's probably something many have thought of before but it was new to me. I was thinking of just how the children who leave the orphanages usually mourn their former life in one way or another and how our hearts ache for them as we offer them comfort, but what about the ones who are in the orphanages who haven't been united with their forever families yet...each month a few of the friends that would feel more like sisters and brothers seem to disappear never to be seen again. How hard it must be for some of the older ones who can sort of comprehend whats going on to have some of their little buddies leave once a month. What their little hearts must feel when they see this happen. Please remember to cover these children's hearts in prayer for how they must feel. I can't imagine they would ever really get so used to it that they wouldn't be sad. Do they feel abandoned? Rejected? Alone? Sad? Breaks my heart to think. I pray God holds them tight during those times and comforts them in their time of need.

13 comments:

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

It is so sad that it hurts them in both ways..
HUGS..
Have a Great Week..

OH MY #6 said...

I have often thought this too. Get US to China!

Lea
xo

Michelle said...

I've had these thoughts too. It is terribly sad. It's too bad there isn't some way to know which children are left behind, and maybe send them a care package? For instance, my sister has pictures from my niece's SWI with several children in them including another little girl from her travel group. I often wonder if some of the other children shown in those cribs didn't find their forever families that day. I wish there was some way to get in contact with her SWI and send the children who didn't get adopted a little something.

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Yes, I have often thought of those left behind and it breaks my heart at the very thought

a Tonggu Momma said...

Oh, Debz... it just breaks my heart.

Janet said...

Oh D, this is near and dear to me. When we went to the orphanage in Uganda, there were MANY kids there who knew exactly what was going on and who looked longingly at us. Two children in particular stick in my mind. Five year old Rachel who followed me, cuddled with me, and asked me to be her mom. I just cried because I couldn't. I have pictures of her and I pray for her, but she is not adoptable by Ugandan law. And then there was 11 year old Steven. A boy who had been severely neglected and had TB so was isolated from everyone else. He broke my heart but he still smiled and waved. May God be with those left behind.

Lesa said...

I do wish there was a way to take two at a time at least. You know two for one. I have to admit it is VERY sad to think of those left behind. I often wonder about the little ones that had been with my daughter. We only had 4 little ones adopted for her SWI while we were there... so few.

Shionge said...

Yes indeed what about those left behind I wonder......I pray that they'll land in good homes some point in time soon.

Iris said...

praying and waiting and thinking things through with you DebZ
Huggz

Wendy said...

I pray that someday that all of these children find there forever families someday.

Have a great day
Wendy

Pug Mama said...

so very true.

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

You have a thought there and I never thought of it before... the kids that are left behind by their 'friends' going off to their forever families...

Steffie B. said...

Oh....I have thought about this.....especially with the older children....I have to believe it is a very hard and constant emtional struggle with these sweet children. No child deserves to be in an orphanage.