We have been there, fought the masses, found great deals. We have sorted and itemized. And now, it is time to look forward to the holiday season.
Christmas is a wonderful time. A time that we enjoy as a family, and yet there are some sad minutes as we remember those we hold dear to our heart who are not home with us. As we put up Max's Sponge Bob, Monsters Inc, and Buzz Ligthyear ornaments on the tree, we are a bit saddened to not know where he is and be able to be an encouragement in his life.
There are so many kiddos out there who need the love of a family. All they really want for Christmas is a family. A chance to be loved. A life outside of a bed. I realize not everyone is called to adopt a child in another country. Even if you are not called to adopt a child, you could most definitely pray for an orphan. You could donate to a child's fund, to help a child find a forever family.
As the holiday season approaches, I encourage you to take time and find what Christmas really means to you. To me, it isn't about the stuff. Christmas is about love.--about a Child who humbled himself to being born in a stable--a cold, dark barn, surrounded by animals. Christmas is about family. Jesus loved us so much that he gave his life so that we might live. My wish this Christmas season is to give my life to children in need of homes; families so that more children can live outside the walls of an orphanage, an institution.
Click on the link below to see just a few of these precious faces that are waiting for forever families.