I follow a blog of this wonderful South African mom who has adopted 4 orphans already and is currently in the process of adopting 2 more from Eastern Europe. They all have developmental delays, mainly Down Syndrome. She also has 3 biological sons. She is such an amazing inspiration, let me tell you. Her tireless love and advocacy for orphans is phenomenal. She is really someone I admire, look up to, and am in total awe of. She uses her blog to advocate for orphans as Jesus commands us to look after the widow and the orphan.She goes well beyond.
I am generally “leery” of adopting as many times the kids have been stolen from perfectly good homes under the false pretense of abuse and in countries like Cambodia they are regularly snatched from their homes and sold abroad to rich foreigners to adopt but I do fully approve of adopting true orphans; that is, where both their parents are dead. I pray for them and others like them daily but due to various circumstances(financial and others) it would not be possible for us to ever adopt and I think the process is way too intrusive( I have a friend who’s been trying for the past few YRS) with the home study etc. it’s too invasive and nosey for my taste but I fully support those who do rescue true orphans.
I have seen photos of the orphans in Eastern Europe and it’s heartbreaking. Their sad, dull eyes,skeletal bodies, languishing in cribs, never being held or loved, and unless they are rescued(or “ransomed” as the blogger calls it) they are condemned to a lifetime of neglect and no love. It reminds me of the Nazi death camps actually.People are always going on about rescuing dogs from shelters, raising money, etc. while human beings are suffering and in greater need. There is also another family adopting a 16 YR old from Russia and he looks so much like our almost 18 YR old and reminds me so much of him so I feel extra “attached” and emotionally involved in his story and I hope he’ll be happy with his new family and have a good life.
As I write this my hubby is in the other room watching redneck wrestling. I HATE that garbage beyond words, and beyond measure. It is the lowest form of “entertainment” and nothing says white trash trailer park loser more than wrestling(and hockey) does. Why DOES he have to watch such crap? Why can’t he let go of his redneck past? It just gets me so mad. I was also angered on the news how they always put so much emphasis on the report on loser sports when there’s so much more important things going on in the world, REAL news, like the people dying in Syria, being slaughtered by their own gov’t, or the high suicide rate in Greece due to the economy, the wildfires and floods, the mall collapse,or those starving in Africa and North Korea, etc. Who wins a stupid game is meaningless and unimportant.In the grand scheme of things in life it DOESN’T MATTER and there are so many much more pressing ,newsworthy, and important things that take priority and that actually MATTER.
As well, the US Supreme Court has upheld Obama’s healthcare reform, supporting universal healthcare for all( like we have here) and what I don’t get and what puzzles me is how and why so many Americans are AGAINST it!! What the hell? Medical care is a basic human right and SHOULD be available, accessible and affordable to all, not just the rich or those that can afford it. It’s just wrong that people are DYING because they can’t afford treatment, to see a doctor, go to a hospital, or have surgery. I’m no fan of Obama’s but I give credit where credit is due and he’s doing a good thing here, and I don’t understand why so many are against everyone having healthcare…..it’s not just for the wealthy.Why do they NOT want poor people to get medical care?