After the turkey was cleaned up and the pumpkin pie was eaten, the Christmas decorating could begin. As we were getting decorations out and put up, I ran across this:
|For whatever reason, she is insistent the camel goes on the roof!|
|The boys were working on cutting down a tree...i worked on a candy cane instead!|
As blessed as we are, and as overwhelmed with joy as we are to have her home and in our arms every day, I can't help but look at this ornament and think of the children that are still waiting in Russia. I will never know their fate, but I know that it cannot be what is best for them. I still pray for a change of heart, and that they will let these orphans become a part of their forever family, no matter what country that family is in. It is heartbreaking that they have become political pawns, and no child should ever have to live without knowing what it feels like to be loved and wanted. Please keep praying for these children, that they will somehow know that even though they have been abandoned by their worldly parents, their Father loves them, and they will one day be able to feel that love. It makes my heart hurt to know that children are dying not ever knowing what it is like to be loved so much that you can't even put it into words. Please pray for their little hearts.