Friday, March 25, 2011

feeding the orphans

I have been on a blogging rampage here lately, huh? I guess God is at work in this big ball of sin He named Allysa Gooden. 

This morning my heart was completely melted after reading Emily Fox's (of Notes from the Fox Family fame) guest blog at 5 Million Minus 1. It doesn't take long to read, but prepare to be convicted. Emily openly shares how the Holy Spirit is at work in her life. 

After you read that, click around and read more about the Henderson's journey to bringing sweet little Tedros home last year. After you look into the eyes of that espresso-skinned, wide-eyed, toothless grinned child, I hope you begin to understand why I say this Little Man is the only child I'll birth. My heart aches for Tedi's friends who remain in his orphanages... and the thousands of children like them all across the world.

Skip the Easter get-up this year and, in the words of my Jesus- worshipin', Dolly Parton-lovin', Casey County, Kentucky- raised, pageant- queen friend, Emily, "feed the orphans, ya'll!"
This picture is taken from the Henderson's blog (5millionminus1.blogspot.com). Hopefully Natalie doesn't mind me showing off her precious baby boy, Tedi.
“We learned that orphans are easier to ignore before you know their names. They are easier to ignore before you see their faces. It is easier to pretend they’re not real before you hold them in your arms. But once you do, everything changes…” – David Platt, Radical

2 comments:

Erin said...

Allysa,
Not sure if you know who I am, but I went to LWC and worked at the main campus for a couple of years before moving back to the Louisville area. We didn't really run around in the same circles, but you know LWC...so I knew who you were. Anyway, I found you through Kristin's blog, and your blog is precious! Anyway, I had to tell you that I love your post. Over the past several months, I've really felt the Lord calling us to adopt in the future, too. In fact, we were thisclose to starting the adoption process when we found out that we were expecting this little one. I'm right there with you...I'm pretty sure that this baby we're expecting now will also be the only child I'll birth, too. :)

Tevie & Allysa said...

I do know you! We had discussed putting a date on our "trying time" and adopting after that deadline had passed. I am so excited to be expecting one of my "own", but if you read my friend Natalie's blog at 5millionminus1, you'll see that they are all our own. :) Congratulations on your new little blessing!