11.06.2011

Orphan Sunday

Today is Orphan Sunday – a day to remember the 150+million children in the world who will go to bed tonight without the loving kiss of a father and mother. It’s a day to bring awareness to the plight these children share. Last year my own Mareto was among them. Last year he was hanging on to life by a thread and fighting with all his might. This year he is the healthiest 13 month old I know. This year he is no longer an orphan… he is my son.
This is redemption.

4 comments:

Behn and Meg said...

He's precious. Love the before/after pics. Bummer neither of our churches participated in Orphan Sunday...BUT that just means next year we have the opportunity to get stuff out there!

Tara said...

mareto is SUCH a cutie!!! it's amazing what the love of a mama can do. ♥

Jennifer said...

What an amazing transformation! Beautiful! I'm hoping for one less with an addition to our family by next year!-2 less with yours! : )

Jennifer said...

Hi Lauren! I posted today about my feelings on adoption and led people to your blog to help bring baby #2 home. I thought you would want to read! Hope you and your family are doing well.

Jennifer