Remember a little over a month ago when several of you gave donations on my birthday for special baby bottles? Bottles that would help feed special babies with cleft palate/lip and babies that had surgeries to repair these issues. And these babies also happen to live across the world…in China. And these babies, children without mommas or papas… They received the bottles! And my friend Karen took them along with some other supplies… Here’s a picture of the highly specialized bottles in their packaging along with other supplies Karen took with her to the Healing Home in Shanghai. They are the group of yellow/white/clear bags in the far right of the picture.
Without your help, so many bottles would not have been sent. I am so thankful for you. For your giving. For Karen’s obedience in going to share Christ’s love through her skill set as a Speech and Language Pathologist. Without her, we wouldn’t have known there was a need. Without you, the need would not have been filled.
Here’s a picture of the front of the Healing Home.
And here’s one of Karen working her magic with one little kiddo there.
I was struck by her pictures from her trip. You know, that they are just children. Like my children. They smile, they laugh, they play. And yet they are not like my children. They do not have a mom or dad that will love them forever or read them a story at night or listen to their prayers or give them unconditional love for always. No. No they don’t. They are VERY WELL taken care of. Karen can attest to that. But isn’t it different?… To “babysit” or care for another person-young or old-we can do our best most professional work…but in the end..? Family. Family is different.
Lord, thank you for creating the family. Thank you for desiring a relationship with us & teaching us about relationships through our families. Help us to know how we can fulfill your call on our lives to speak the truth in love in our families & to the world.