Sunday, April 29, 2012

they just want a mama

As I've mentioned here before, I started this blog as a way to document milestones and things that I wanted to remember about Hudson growing up.  It's kind of like his "baby book".   It's fun for me to look back at posts and see how much my boy has grown and changed and remember little details that I would have otherwise forgotten. 
Through this blog, and the blogging world, I have followed several other blogs that advocate for precious treasures across the ocean.  You see, there are so many children that are considered worthless and unwanted in their society due to having special needs. They did nothing wrong.  They are viewed as "burdens".  These children are living in absolutely horrific conditions.  Many of them live in the confines of the bars on their cribs.  Can you imagine a 14 year old girl who only weighs 16 lbs.? Children are fed once a day from a glass bottle that has a nipple stretched over the top with a large whole cut into it.  The flour/water mixture is forced down their throats as they lay flat of their backs.  These children are lucky to have their diapers changed once a day.  The conditions are deplorable.  It's something that we simply cannot imagine here in the USA.  There is no reason for it.  No reason at all.  All children were created by our God.  Why would one life be valued over another? 
Susanna is a wonderful mother who has been overseas and seen with her own eyes what many could not even fathom.  She has adopted one of the precious treasures.  Katie is her daughter who came home after living in horrible conditions for 9 years.  When she came home, her 12month clothes were falling off of her.  She had to spend time in the hospital for severe malnutrition.  It's amazing that she made it as long as she did.  She held on.  She waited for her mama to come get her.  The Lord brought her through and freed her from the bondage of that orphanage.  Please go and read this post to learn more about this terrible situation.  You cannot fully understand the magnitude of this situation until you see the pictures and read these posts about this hell on earth. 
 Please visit this blog where Julia yells for these precious kids.  Please also read this post from another mother who is in the process of adopting a child from this orphanage.  Even though we all can't go cross the ocean and start adopting all of these children, we can pray for them.  We can pray for their families to find them.  We can donate to them.  We can advocate for them. 
As I blog about my precious, healthy, loved child and talk about all of the wonderful and fun things he does, it breaks my heart to hear stories like this one.  That sweet, beautiful, perfect little boy just wants a mama.  He doesn't want the newest Chuggington movie, or a happy meal from Chick fil A., or tickets to go see the monster trucks show.  He JUST WANTS A MAMA!!!!  My heart is broken for these children.  No longer can I just pretend that this kind of thing happens across the ocean and does not effect me or my family.  I can help spread the word about these kids and so can you.

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