It's 3am here on the east coast. I have yet to sleep and don't think I will tonight. As I lay beside our two year old I can't turn my brain off. I cant make myself leave my childrens sides. I hold them close. I thank God for them. And every time I close my eyes I see his face.
The boy in Eastern Europe with Down syndrome who was transferred to a mental institution because those in his country didn't see his worth. He had a family coming for him. I even helped raise money for his adoption.
With tears I tell you that he went to be with Jesus yesterday. The extreme neglect and starvation he received in the institution were too much for him. He suffered, never knowing how hard his mommy and daddy were fighting for him.
I cannot wrap my head around the injustice. I cannot fathom the indifference it takes to let a child starve to death. I cannot imagine the loss his parents are feeling right now.
Friends, it's time to wake up! It's time to come together and do something about this! Children should NOT dying alone without comfort and love!
These children need families. There are so many out there just like Quinn - we need to get to them before its too late. We need to advocate for them and open our world's eyes to these tragedies. We can't sit around doing nothing anymore!
Surely we all can do at least one if these and watch as God redeems these children.
"I will not leave you as orphans, I will come for you."
Tonight I praise Jesus that Quinn is no longer an orphan. Tonight I grieve for the loss his parents are feeling. Tonight I long more than ever to bring Miah home where she will never be alone again.