Saturday, March 22, 2014

Missing...

My heart is heavy tonight...
Tonight I miss...

Cuddling up with these precious kids...( inevitably one was asleep in my arms in minutes... a safe place to finally relax)


Seeing the joy on their faces even with so little of anything that belongs personally to them...


Watching sweet Grace worship our same Savior...( Such a deep thinker at times....)


My Daniel... (Here as I get ready for bed... I wonder... Did he eat today?  When was the last time he ate? Where did he find a place to sleep last night on the streets?  Is he safe?  I miss his fun loving personality and passion for scripture... My heart hurts just thinking he has lived on the streets for 11 years... Oh Lord be with Daniel and all the street boys in slums tonight....)

Loving on Lawrence... I would bring that little sweetie home in a second... What a precious child...


Seeing the joy, laughter, love, and passion these orphaned children had for life and their Savior...


Watching the absolute delight in Lawrence's and the other 70 kids eyes as they picked out their Christmas presents...

Singing... "Higher Higher" with the street boys...


Being able to serve, love, care for, diaper, pray with, feed, the precious kids of Uganda...

It is wonderful being home...
It is hard being home... life gets busy and takes over...
The daily grind of raising, loving, homeschooling my 7 kids (which I totally 100% love doing and thank God for every single day) takes priority, which it should...

But I miss Uganda, the kids, and the ministry there...
My heart has been changed...
I don't EVER want to forget it...
I don't ever want to forget them...

As I head to my comfy bed in my warm cozy house... I am Praying for every single one of those precious orphans who have so very little... I am so very thankful for the opportunity to have spent time with them, and am praying continually for how the Lord wants to use those experiences to grow, shape and change me.  I continually pray for God to show us how we as a family can continue to be used in their lives...

I will not leave you as orphans, I will come to you... John 14:18

2 comments:

Valerie Ratliff said...


The work you do is so inspiring. I wonder if maybe you have considered adopting Daniel?

We will continue to pray for you.

Hugs,

Valerie
Cottage Making Mommy
www.lovingmyheartandhome.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Have you heard of the compassion experience hosted by Compassion international? We did it this past week at a local church and it was a great way to come into the life of kids around the world --especially our younger kids ---- and teach them compassion...Thought if it was near you, your little ones may be touched by it....mary