Today i have been fighting a bug, trying to keep illness at bay. i would have like to just curl up in bed and nurse my body back to full health but there were things that needed to be done. There is a birthday next week which needs a present, the sink needs to be pumped, the chrome surfaces need cleaning. The Husband is away and the Boy needs to be fed and homework needs to be supervised. How i wish i were a little girl again and had my mummy to take care of me; to make me my comfort foods and make sure i took my meds and got enough rest, to kiss me and hug me and make me feel better.
Then i think about Wesley – does he get to experience such small comforts as having someone love on him when he is not feeling well? Is there someone who will kiss and make it all better when he falls down? Will someone be there to help him understand when the world is cruel to him, just because of the way he looks? Does someone stand up for him when people make fun of his vision problems?
Yes, his orphanage may be one of the better ones but nothing beats having your own family, a mummy and daddy whom you can call yours and not share with a hundred other kids; parents whom you know will always be there for you and love you simply because you are you, brothers and sisters who will stand up for you and help you along.
Finding Wesley is family is the main reason for me to host the Precious One Giveaway.
Lots of funds are needed to take an adoption from beginning to end. i wish to lessen the burden of Wesley‘s future family by raising his adoption grant as much as i can.
Even though people having been reading about the Precious One Giveaway, only two contributions have been made. i was discouraged for a while but now i choose to believe that people came by and now they know about Wesley, maybe they are praying for Wesley, maybe they will share his story and somehow his forever family will hear about him and come for him.
i am comforted to have comrades in this effort and i would like to feature one of them today… Pamela from SavingHisSparrows…
She featured both Wesley and Heath on her blog as we were invited to Emmitt‘s (the child she advocates for) virtual birthday party. My favourite line from her post is:
Imagine what it would mean to him to find out that he is loved and valued for who he is…That he will always have a home…That his parents and siblings love to have him around…And can’t imagine life without him in it!He’s waiting for that love and assurance!Waiting for a family to choose him!