"What if you woke up today and discovered you were completely alone?What if you were a tiny baby who was sick, crying out in a crowded orphanage for anyone to comfort you?Or what if you were three years old and had no idea what happened to your parents or whether they were coming back to you? For thousands of children who live as orphans, this is their grim reality. But LWB works every single day to change their futures through foster care, education, medical care, and orphanage assistance."
These are the words from Karen at Love Without Boundaries that I received in a recent email letter. How do they make you feel? They make me feel sad...frustrated...broken-hearted...despairing...these words jab at this mama's heart in the most painful, deep way. Knowing our precious daughter experienced those exact feelings...knowing that 2.5 years after coming home, she is still deeply effected by being abandoned...by losing her family (her foster family). She has a fear of being abandoned that has yet to leave her....but in my broken-heartness I feel challenged...inspired...hopeful...determined...determined to minister to these precious ones.