Sunday, November 24, 2013

A month of Sundays

Nana's conversation was filled with fun expressions. "Fine as hen's teeth", "this world and one more in the bandwagon", "six of one and half a dozen of the other", and many more expressions flowed freely when she spoke. "A month of Sundays", meant that it had been a long, long time. How long? Well, today is officially a "month of Sundays" for November.

November, National Orphan Awareness Month - where those of us close to adoption remember that there are more than 150 million orphans in the world. For those orphans, their whole life is a "month of Sundays".

I started this month with a blog post about adoption and I will end this month of November Sundays with links to other great stories about adoption.
And, one last little thought. A little story of two young women - both about the same age. Let's say around 17 years old.

One is just about ready to go to college - an incredible dream come true.*

The other is a widowed mother of a five year old child. She is the daughter of a widow and she just left her infant at an orphanage to be adopted.

Both stories are true.

Praying for a world with no more broken families,
Kathy

*You can make this kind of difference in the life of a child through World Vision.

6 comments:

  1. Great post, so many wonderful stories of adoption! Glad your family has been able to adopt!

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    1. Thank you, Pam! It has been a real blessing.

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  2. All too real stories tug at our hearts! Thanks for keeping us aware!

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    1. You are welcome, Linda! There's a lot to adoption that many people know nothing about.

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  3. "There but for the grace of God, go I" was my thought after reading the story of the two young women, not for myself but for the one going to college. Circumstances play such a large part in our lives. The wonderful thing is that she left the baby at an orphanage in order to give it a better life. So many do not and only throw those babies away when perhaps there was a fire station or a hospital just down the block. Your Sunday posts always seem to give me something to think about.

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    1. Thank you, Sarah! There are so many twists and turns in life, that many times we don't see the consequences until we are very far down the road.

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Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

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