We have been blessed with two special daughters and two sons from Eastern Europe. We welcome you to follow our journey as a family of five, waiting to travel and pick up #6, with the ins and outs of family, education, farm life, and love!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

While we were...


While we were eating...
... they were hungry

While we were playing...
... they were restrained

While we were tucking our kids into bed...
... they were alone

While we turned up the heat...
... they laid in the icy cold

While we wrapped our children in blanket sleepers...
... they laid in their own excrement

While we sang songs and listened to music...
... they listened to the screams and cries of those around them

While we rocked our babies...
... they silently rocked themselves

While we hugged our kids...
... they scratched at their own faces and pulled their own hair for stimulation

While we cried over scraped knees...
... they moaned in their loneliness

While we brushed our daughters' beautiful hair...
... they had their heads shaven to starve off the lice

While we fought off the flu with love and nourishment...
... they got the flu and went Home.

No longer suffering... but so many more still are.

In memory of those that have never felt the love of a family, but have passed away alone. Today we learned of the passing of these two girls in Eastern Europe.

Margarita

Katarina


2 comments:

Erin said...

Cara,
I'm reading this with tears. I am so proud of what you are doing to help your sweet daughters and so many others. I'm always praying for you. Love ya!

Lauren said...

I'm at work trying to hold back the tears. I just sent the poem and pictures to everyone I could think of and asked all of them to pray for an orphan, the orphanage workers, and families waiting to adopt. I'm praying as well that my husband will open his heart to adoption.