Wednesday, February 11, 2009

While we were........

My friend wrote this today. It is in loving memory of two amazing little girls. They were at the same institution that Alexsey was headed to. Right now, the time cannot pass quick enough till we get to go and get our little boy. God, please be his armor of protection until then.

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 stave 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

16 comments:

Chris said...

I have felt led lately by God to find a way to serve. I am not personally in a position to adopt, but I am in a position to help those who can. I truly believe that this is one more nudge by Him to serve. I am pledging both prayer and $$ to bring Alexsey home and will follow your blog and the others that God has laid on my heart looking for other opportunities to help.

Christine said...

Chris, do you have a blog or can you email me personally?

Kelli said...

that is the sadest BEST poem ever. So much truth that "we" in America are so blessed dont even know about the horrible ways these sweet children have to live.

Chris said...

Sorry I can't figure out how to configure my laptop to email you. My e-mail is creed001@kc.rr.com. But if this is about my stalker tendencies, please don't take offense. I really am not stalking you, I just really enjoy reading about your beautiful family. LOL.

Kathy said...

Praise God they are dancing with Jesus never again hungry, never again sad, never again lonely.

Michelle said...

I can't even process this right now... Mary was headed there too. I'm in such pain for those children...

I wanted to visit that institution but my husband and our friend (& facilitator) wouldn't allow it..wisely I suppose, he said it would haunt me all my life. Still I wish I could have shown each of those children a minute of love...

mmc said...

I think about this all the time.

The Monroe 6 said...

Oh my gosh Christine.
That is so sad.
It makes me just want to cry and cry.
Those poor sweet babies.
I pray Aleksey comes home in record time.
Thank God for you and your family committing to him.

Jill said...

I cry tears as I read this Christine. To think they never knew the love of a family is absolutely heartbreaking!

These sweet babies are in the hands of God today...for that I am thankful...

Anonymous said...

I've been teary since I heard the news at RR Yahoo. And I'm crying fresh tears again. How I wish I was able to adopt. Lord, please, make a miracle.

Kristin

Kristen said...

That post and poem just broke my heart. I don't know what else to say. There are not words!

Martha said...

Years ago when I was a small girl my brother lived in an institution. My parents visited every other week. It was a sobering place even in the 1970's. I wish I could take one of these little one home too.

Svetlana said...

Hello Christina!
I have been following your blog for a long time since you adopted your little son Denis. I am so happy for your famliy. I think you a very blessed person! I pray for your family to bring Alexei home soon.
My name is Svetlana and I am from Saint-Petersburg, Russia. I live in Seattle, WA right now. My husbund and I have 2 bio kids and we are adopting a sibling group of 2.
I wish you all the best from all my heart!
Svtlana

The Stahnke's said...

You left me a message on my blog today, so of course I had to check out yours. What an inspiring story of your family. If there were just more in the world like you, it would be such a different place! May God bless you in this next adoption.
Kim

MMrussianadoption said...

alright, that made me cry.

The last post, just shows what a small world we live in

Anonymous said...

My God! I checked Reece's Rainbow a week ago and saw Katarina there, she was alive. She caught my eyes the most for some reason. I remember reading she was much older then she looked. I wished I could have saved her. Look at her hands, full of something red all over the skin. I'm in such a shock now! You are so lucky to live in USA. In my country we don't have adoption agencies and people don't even know if they can adopt internationally because no one even knows whom to ask.It's probably a hell to go through the adoption process alone without help.It's so frustrating that all the laws and papers stand between lives of orphaned kids all over the world and parents who would love them with all their heart if only they could. And the fact that it costs so much to adopt- it's outrageous! I'm so sad. -Nina-