Saturday, January 22, 2011

Are You My Mommy?

***from the Reece's Rainbow Blog****

Are You My Mother?


Are you my mother?

Are you the mother who will gasp in shock when she sees my picture for the first time? The one who will know that I am hers even though she has never held me or touched me?

Are you the one who will work around the clock to fill out endless piles of paper so you can adopt me?

The one who will plow through the house finding things to sell and who will sit up late into the night making crafts and baked goods so that I can come home?

The one who will beg for donations from every man, woman and child she meets so that she can raise the money to cover my adoption expenses?

Are you the one who will rush crazily around the house washing windows and vacuuming floors so that when the social worker arrives, the house will pass inspection?

The one who will cry and weep at night thinking about me over here?

The one who will mourn that I am not at her table and that I am not safe in bed at night in her house?

The one who won't be overwhelmed at my medical issues but will trust that God will help her care for me?

**Peter is facing the institution in a few months**

The one who can no longer look at other children without thinking about me and who is forever talking about me to everyone who will listen?

The one who wonders how big I am as she wanders through the stores, picking out outfits for my closet and imagining me inside those clothes?

The one who spends much of her time on her knees before the Lord praying over every single piece of paper that is needed for my adoption, that they will pass all the endless inspections required?

The one who panics that they are just not going to be able to raise the money needed to come get me?

The one who is having her faith stretched beyond all human understanding that God will provide everything she needs to bring me home?

The one who carries my picture around in her wallet?

The one who loves me even when I am not at my best?

The one who counts down the months, weeks, days and minutes until she can come get me?

The one who yells like she has gone mad when she receives the Golden Ticket that means my paperwork gets to cross the ocean to my country?

The one who waits with no patience for the date when she can come get me?

The one who cries out for protection for the ones she is leaving behind as she boards a plane to my country?


Are you my mother?

Are you the Mommy who longs to walk into my world, my room, my life and hold me close to your heart?

Are you my mother? Are you the Mommy I long for every single day of my life?

Please - Are you my mother?

I so very much want a mother.

**Olga turns five this month, and may have already been transferred to the institution**

I am lost without you.


Dear Friends,

Olga and Peter are literally living on borrowed time. Every day counts for these children.

Every day.

If a family commits to Olga and submits a dossier, there is a possibility that her orphanage will hold her until that family travels to get her. This depends on the director of her orphanage, and whether they are "pro-adoption" or not. Some orphanages begin to process the paperwork for a transfer once a child turns 4, so that they will be transferred at age 5. Some wait and try to hold onto the child as long as possible. We don't know what Olga's orphanage does.

And believe me, at 3 in the morning I am plotting ways to find out. It's amazing what my brain can come up with in the wee hours of the morning.

If you are interested in adopting Olga or Peter, please contact Andrea Roberts at Reece's Rainbow today.

If finances are what is weighing heavy on your heart, and possibly holding you back from committing- please know that we have a wonderful giveaway coming up to help increase these children's grants. We are anxious to see what God will do through this, and I know a whole lot of Lily's readers are as well.

Please pray specifically for families to come forward for Olga and for Peter, and keep Kareen's family in your prayers as well.

Thank you so much,


Rochelle said...

Truly beautiful my friend.
I saw another adoption homecoming video last night from RR and the little girl saw her new mommy and started saying "mommy, mommy" and gave her the biggest hug. Oh my goodness I lost it.
Praying for Peter & Olga and all the other sweet children on RR.

patsy said...

another beautiful post...and i am praying, praying, praying for these sweet angels. and i LOVE the video of miss lily, maggie rae is also quite good at saying no-no to everything ;)

Stephanie said...

I'm getting anxious! God did not give me the gift of patience, and He repeatedly puts me in situations that require enormous amounts of them. A home can come at any moment, any second, I'm hanging on to that and praying!

cathy said...

Patti, what else can we do besides pray & spread the word?
I feel so very helpless

kecia said...

I am pretty sure I could not be doing this without you! You just continue to amaze me! I just can,t tell you enough what it means to read that you are still praying for us and for Kareen! We need your prayers and we feel them helping us and I know Kareen will feel all of our prayers too! Loves,

Katie said...

Patty- What you are doing amazes me. As a new DS momma I just cry and cry reading yours posts. Your Lily is so beautiful!

Julie said...

Wow. This is literally the first time I've seen this blog post...
Rest assured, Peter is happy and healthy and oh so loved����