Today we got our biometrics (fingerprints) done. It cannot possibly come one day too soon!
Yesterday a sweet reader sent me a video she found on YouTube. Our beautiful Hasya is in it. I was so thankful that she took the time to send it to me. Anyone who has adopted internationally understands so well that any pictures or videos of our children waiting in faraway lands are like gold–a treasure.
Oh my goodness! My heart broke in two when I saw this. This video was made three years ago. She was 11 years old at the time.
I cry out to the Lord for Hasya every day. It is beyond my human understanding how she can still be alive. How has she managed to hold on for this long? How has she found the strength to endure for the last 14 years in this condition?
How does any child survive such heinous conditions?
Only by the grace of God! He is busy writing HIS story for her life.
But right now, I must confess, I just ache to bring her home. I long to get her medical attention, wrap my arms around her emaciated little body, and whisper into her ears that she is so very loved. I long to feed her and have her know what it feels like to have a full belly and every need taken care of.
I thought I would share this with you all because I know that so many of you are praying for Hasya–trusting that she somehow she will find the strength to hold on. Please continue to pray and trust with us. Pray that the Father would continue to breathe LIFE into her frail body. She’s a tough little fighter–that’s for sure.
Cue the video to about 4:15 (or watch the whole thing–your heart will be challenged!). It’s a very short clip of Hasya.
Oh, God in heaven! How desperately we need You here!
And all those other precious ones who lie in cribs? The older children who are without hope?
What about the ones left behind?
I don’t even know what to say. There just are no words.
Rise up, Church! They NEED us!