since announcing last week that we accepted a referral,
we have been getting tremendous support -
some from friends, some from people around the world we've never met or heard of.
we have raised nearly $5000 - putting our total at about $15000,
which is halfway to our final goal!
we are truly blessed, and SO thankful.
while we still have a lot of money to raise - we know, know, know it is possible.
today was a milestone for our little man over in uganda
as he turned one month older.
my heart feels happy and sad at once,
thank you i whisper to the sky, knowing lucas never made it this far,
slow down i urge the clocks and the tides and the sun as it inches across it's vast space,
don't let time go on without us.
i consider the things i know -
the small snippets and puzzle pieces of this child's life are all i've heard.
i think of gift, the day old girl who arrived at the home in africa while i was there,
i remember crying for her on the nights no one was there to rock her to sleep.
is that what it has been like for him?
rooms filled with cribs and busy mamas and hungry babies and no rocking?
my heart aches even as i smile to tell our story,
to ask again for funds,
even while i mail more papers,
answer more questions,
lie awake at night.
God who does great things,
we pray at night,
would you let him know we're here?
there is glimmering hope
in a promise that says:
behold, i make ALL things new.
babies with broken hearts.
mommy's with broken hearts.
yes, indeed. there is new life starting here. i can feel it in my soul even now.
want to join us?