The Rescue of a Child’s Life
June 5, 2013 § Leave a comment
I love this story for so many reasons. I’d like to share just a few with you.
*This family is full. The variety, the love for life and silliness and beauty and music – all bouncing around a big home that seems almost designed for the purpose – makes me want to go and visit! Or even better, to build something similar myself.
*The realisation that without one couple’s unrelenting drive to get involved, some of those children could be dead. “When you were born with a deformity it was considered a curse by God, I was kind of distanced and not treated right, and not getting the care that a young baby should. It was rough, the first year of my life, but I lived. No matter where you were before, it’s like, where you can be now, your past doesn’t define that. This family has proven that. You have a dying boy from Romania, or starving kids from Africa and you bring them to a place where you can be human to the fullest, that’s a generous thing. Family is everything.”
*The focus on what really matters. Not aesthetic perfection or an impeccable private education, but family – and the love and acceptance that comes with it.
*This: “We looked out at the whole world and we picked you.” The willing decision, the gift of freedom that comes by knowing that you were chosen. Like a lover chooses his bride, this couple chose their kids… not in spite of their imperfections, but because of them.
“The pure joy that will come from a rescue and a ransom of a child’s life is probably the most satisfying thing you can imagine.”
What a family.