i sometimes tell my son, “It’s OK. It does not matter.”. Do you say that phrase “does not matter” very often? What are you referring to? Quite often, i’m referring to an incident or maybe some spilled water or some mark on his shirt.
Have you heard “does not matter” being used to refer to people? Or maybe not those exact words but you sensed in the attitude and behaviour of people that someone mattered less? That someone’s opinion or action was not given the attention it should have? Is that OK?
What if “does not matter” was used to refer to people not because of what they said or did but they were referred to as mattering less just because they are who they are? What if “does not matter” was a label given to children who were born less than perfect? Is that really OK to say to a child, “You do not matter because you have such and such a medical condition.”?
NO! It is NOT OK. Every person matters. Especially children, who need to know that there are people they can depend on to always be on their side, people who will love them simply because they are who they are, special needs or not.
Today you can help show 2 sweet children, who have been left in orphanages likely because of their special needs, that they do matter, the same as you and i matter.
They are brothers by birth but they now live in separate orphanages and do not see each other at all. They both have mental delays and Brody is said to exhibit signs of autism. Auggie has partial atrophy of eye nerves, cerebral palsy and episyndrome. BUT have you noticed something else? They have smiles which would turn winter into summer instantly. They seem to have responded to some therapy so there is much hope that they will be able to thrive in a loving family environment.
Are you that loving family? If you feel the call to make them part of your family, please do contact Reece’s Rainbow for more information.
Not everyone is called to adopt but you can still show that these boys matter. You can share their story with everyone you know so that their family can be found. It could be a matter of you tell someone who tells someone else who just might be their family.
You can pray for them; pray for their daily needs, pray for their forever family to step forward as soon as possible.
You can also contribute to their adoption grant so that their forever family might have an easier journey to bring them home. Click on their names or pictures to go to their profile page and donate.