Throughout Lent we’ve been doing some fundraising for some sweet little orphans on Reece’s Rainbow (warning: only visit link if you are prepared to fall in love with several children.)
And now this is happening…
It was his little face. His sweet expression. And his eyes.
This was the picture:
That adorable tongue thrust didn’t hurt either. (Yes, a tongue thrust can be adorable, you didn’t know that?)
We never stood a chance.
And that is without having learned about what his future holds in his country.
Justin lives in an orphanage in Eastern Europe. As a child with Down Syndrome, he was rejected by his birthparents. There really isn’t a place for people with special needs in his country. In the United States, there is early intervention, advocacy groups, support groups, job opportunities, even the Special Olympics. There, doctors advise parent to leave their children with special needs at an orphanage and never turn back.
I’m sure the reality of orphans all over the world will come up on this blog from time to time. Being aware is important. Advocating is important. Doing something is important.
But right now, we want to rejoice! Justin is our son, born in our hearts. God’s plan for Him is a future together with us, filled with hope. God makes all things new- He makes everything beautiful and good!
Consider “Following” our blog via e-mail (on the right hand side of the blog under Ben’s picture). We hope to be able to share this experience with you!