Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Well, I am full of mixed emotions tonight. I think maybe our family is being over analyzed by everyone. We get lots of opposition and then we get a lot of you guys are doing such a great thing. I think I spend to much time thinking about what others are saying about me. I am working on that, truly I am. Working on letting the comments go.


However, when people say what we are doing is wonderful, in my head I think we are an average family, with an average income who struggle just as much as everyone else. What I really want to do is tell all the staggering statistics and want them to just ponder the fact that they also could possibly do something to help the 147 million orphans worldwide. I understand that everyone isn't called to bring home a child. But we Christians are commanded to do something. I just want to scream what is your part? How can we sit and watch and say yes it's horrible isn't it yet overlook it.

Even though everything isn't perfect in our life, our plate seems full, we still can't pretend that this problem doesn't exist. Dan works two jobs, I run a daycare, we take care of Sherry's needs and I homeschool, we are busy people. Most of our opposition comes from that fact, yes we are busy. How can you take care of another child especially one with so many needs. I just want to say, how can we not, knowing about the crisis at hand how can we turn our backs. We can't ignore and do nothing. The number 147 million orphans, I can barely get the number out, how can it be that we sit and do nothing. I know that bringing a orphan into our home won't always be easy, but I can live with myself knowing that we helped just one. Knowing she will be our daughter, a sister, a friend, a somebody. Knowing that we saved one child from certain death, that we poured our hearts into one child so she could feel love. Knowing that the number of orphans was reduced just by one. Giving hope to just one.

Today has just been a rough day, I'm not going to lie.
This chorus has been echoing through my head tonight.


I can do all things
Through Christ who gives me strength
And I don't have to be
Strong enough
Strong enough

I can do all things
Through Christ who gives me strength
And I don't have to be
Strong enough
Strong enough


On another note, if you know how to put a tab at the top of a blog, I could really use help. I want to put the fundraiser under a tab but just can not figure it out. So if some computer expert is reading this please help me figure it out.

5 comments:

  1. I do think that what you're doing is wonderful, but that doesn't mean everyone can't and shouldn't do wonderful things. As far as the tab goes, what you need to do is create a new page for your blog, rather than just a new post, and then the various pages should show up as tabs across the top.

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  2. if you still need help with the tabs for the blog send me an email and I will be happy to help, I can give you my msn if you need and want me to go over it that way.

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  3. Not sure of what kind of bad day you are having, but let me assure you we all have them....quit listening to all the naysayers...they don't get it. If everyone did their part then there would not be 147 million. I want to scream it too....

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  5. Just stopping by to let you know that I'm thinking of you guys, and praying for your family as you work toward bringing sweet Nellie home. I'm so thankful that you're following God's call - and His command - we know it's not easy, and often comes with questions and criticism - but when people ask us why we're choosing this -we have no better answer than we've been commanded to care for the least of these, and God has called us to it! Hang in there - and I haven't forgotten about donating to your fund...I'll try to do that this week! :)

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