Monday, August 9, 2010

Look at this sweet little boy

Could he be your son?
This is Brady, he lives in an institution in Eastern Europe. He's almost 6, but probably the size of a much younger child.
Look at those eyes! Such deep, soulful, beautiful eyes.
He needs someone to love him, to take care of him, to teach him.
He needs a family.
His future is very, very sad if he stays in the insitution. He's in a place where there are mostly semi-adult boys mixed in with the little boys...
His situation is about as desperate as they get. He needs SOMEONE to save him, to VALUE him.
I can just imagine the joy and love he would bring to a family.
Is God calling you? Is He gently nudging you?
Has He placed the burden of the fatherless in your heart?
Brady, and so many like him are just waiting and waiting. And waiting.
They are totally at the mercy of those around them.
He could be adopted very quickly...most likely in 4-7 months he could be HOME.
It's really not that hard. I used to think it was before our adoption. It seemed like a huge mountain that I was afraid to climb.
But it wasn't hard, it was a wonderful journey that I'll always treasure.
It was the best thing we have ever done.
"God doesn't give children with special needs to strong people; He gives children with special needs to ordinary, weak people and then gives them strength. Raising a child with down syndrome doesn't TAKE a special family, it MAKES a special family!"

Please search your hearts....look in this little boys eyes, and SEE the possibilities.
LISTEN to that little voice coming from your heart.
Yes, I want Brady to be my son...but the Lord may have other plans for him. Please don't hesitate on his behalf because you know I have a special affection for him.
Perhaps that special affection was placed in my heart to help his family find him.
Nothing would make me happier than to see him on the 'my family found me page' of Reeces Rainbow.


  1. I think it's so great that you continue to advocate for Brady. Especially since I know how much you want him to be yours. That is truly agape love my friend!

    Hope you're feeling better...I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one who naps!!!

    I've never even checked my follower number but now that I did I won't tell you that I have a few more than you do. I've tried to become an official follower on your blog but it keeps rejecting me. HAVE YOU BLOCKED ME because I have 80 followers???

  2. OK, I got past the gatekeeper so now you're up to 48! Only 32 more to go...tee hee hee.

    Love, the Competitive Llamaj

    Hey! Maybe you have more profile views than I do. I'm going to go check now...

  3. See!! You have way more profile views than I do...although I'm guessing at least half of them are you checking your numbers. :)

    (I haven't had a nap today--can you tell?)

  4. Just to clarify something my dear, sweet,non-mathematical friend. IF you calculate the ratio of profile views to actual followers then I'm totally smoking you. However, if you want to focus on your numbers in a vacuum than you can continue to stick your tongue out and look more like a llama than I do!!!

  5. OK, I have no idea how my comment just got posted under the name Daniel. Spooky, though. Guess God is telling me to stop poking fun at my less popular friends. I'd better put up my lightning rod.

    Love ya!
    Kristin (the one with 80 followers...just in case you forgot.)

  6. Kristin- Did you sign in as a follower under "Daniel" too? That's not fair!

    Curious, what is this profile thing? I'm sure i lag behind both of you, but I'm dying to check now!


    I'm praying for Brady!! And you!

  7. By the way, I heard your "na, na, na, na, NA, na" all the way down in the Cities!!! Just you wait...I will pay people to follow me if I have to!! Hehe!

  8. There is a little boy on Reecesrainbow that I wish we could adopt. His name is Johnny. Could you please say a prayer for us to maybe adopt him. He has a similar condition to our youngest daughter. But, where the heck do we ever come up with the money. I just wish.....


  9. I'm catching up!!! Thanks Lizzy ;-)