While we were... in memory
While we were eating...
... they were hungry
While we were playing...
... they were restrained
While we were tucking our kids into bed...
... they were alone
While we turned up the heat...
... they laid in the icy cold
While we wrapped our children in blanket sleepers...
... they laid in their own excrements
While we sang songs and listened to music...
... they listened to the screams and cries of those around them
While we rocked our babies...
... they silently rocked themselves
While we hugged our kids...
... they scratched at their own faces and pulled their own hair for stimulation
While we cried over scraped knees...
... they moaned in their loneliness
While we brushed our daughters' beautiful hair...
... they had their heads shaven to stave off the lice
While we fought off the flu with love and nourishment...
... they got the flu and went Home.
No longer suffering... but so many more still are.
In memory of those that have never felt the love of a family, but have passed away alone. Today we learned of the passing of these two girls in Eastern Europe.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
While we were... in memory
Posted by Empty Arms at 10:33 PM
our dearest Margarita and Katerina, two of older girls who have been in the institution for several years, are no longer with us :(( They died during a flu epidemic that swept through.
Posted by Empty Arms at 9:51 AM
When God calls our children
to dwell with Him above,
We mortals sometimes question
the wisdon of His love.
For no heartache compares with,
the death of one small child.
Who does so much to make our world,
seem so wonderful and mild.
Perhaps God tires of calling
the aged to His fold.
So He picks a rosebud
before it can grow old.
God knows how much we need them,
and so He takes but few.
To make the land of heaven
more beautiful to view.
Believing this is difficult
still somehow we must try.
The saddest word mankind knows
will always be Good-bye.
So when a little child departs,
we who are left behind,
Must realize God loves children.
Angels Are Hard To Find!!
Posted by Empty Arms at 9:47 AM
Monday, February 9, 2009
Friday, February 6, 2009
Posted by Empty Arms at 6:29 PM
Monday, February 2, 2009
Born March 2008
One parent for first trip, about one week
Both parents travel for 2nd trip, only 4 days
One parent stays behind for 1-3 weeks, depending on whether the 10 day wait is waived
No family size restrictions
No parental age restrictions
Total program and travel fees under $25k
Fee includes a $500 orphanage donation
Multiple children can be adopted simultaneously (from the same orphanage)
Married couples and single mothers may apply
Our agency partner involved with this adoption is About A Child. Please contact Victoria Kats at 888.596.2816 for more information.
Posted by Empty Arms at 1:21 PM
Sunday, February 1, 2009
Posted by Empty Arms at 9:02 PM