|Denis - Soon to be Orphan No More|
Thursday, December 1, 2011
He's at it again...
God is at it again... Setting the lonely in families, just like He promised He would.
Last night I saw a most beautiful sight – this sweet angel's face on the My Family Found Me page!
Over the past several months I have seen several of "my angels" find families. Each time I am filled with joy and excitement yet deep down in my heart I wonder, when will it be Denis' turn? Out of all my kids Denis is the one with the most urgent need for a family, the one who seems to be most quickly running out of time. I have pleaded with everyone I could think of to help spread his story, pleaded with God to bring forth a family yet nothing seemed to be happening. Then about a month ago I heard from a family interested in adopting Denis. Right from the start I could tell they were serious yet even as the hope rose up in my spirit, I refuse to let myself get all the way excited until the child's face appears on the My Family Found Me page and its official. Well, there he is, it's official and I couldn't be more thrilled to announce news so good it deserves to be shouted from the rooftops... "MY" ANGEL BOY HAS A FAMILY!!!
To my precious angel boy:
Out of all of "my angels", you were the first one I noticed; the first one I held, the first one I sang over, the first one I prayed for… the first one to capture my heart. And when the time came for me to say goodbye, you were in many ways the hardest for me to leave behind. The tears I cried for you in the days and weeks after I handed you over to the workers for the last time could have filled an ocean. Not a day has gone by since then that I haven't thought of you, prayed for you and wondered if you would ever again experience what it is to be held close in safe and loving arms. You, sweet boy, are a fighter, that I know and I pray that God will give you the strength to keep fighting just a while longer. Your family is coming and when they get there they will protect you and care for you and teach you what love really is.
So hold on precious boy, pretty soon you will be safe in their arms forever.
Thank you to everyone who donated to Denis’ grant fund, shared his story and/or prayed for his family to find him;
whether he knows it or not, you will forever be a part of his story.
As you all know, I cannot reveal who Denis’ family is until they appear on the New Commitments page but I look forward to “introducing” them to you as soon as they do. In the meantime…
Four down, four to go… Wow, God is indeed at work in the lives of “my angels”. Let’s keep praying them home!!!