The Boroughs Family

The Boroughs Family

Monday, October 4, 2010

I wish I could but....

Dear Orphan,
I saw your picture today and heard about your plight. Your face is so beautiful and sad, and it tugs at my heart.



I hear you don't get enough to eat, and that there isn't always medicine if you get sick. You sleep in a room with many children, but you still feel alone.



You have never had anyone wish you a "Happy Birthday", give you a gift, or even sing you a lullaby goodnight. No one has ever told you about Jesus or that He loves you.



I wish we could adopt you, but....

It is such a long way to travel, it would cost so much money, and it involves so much paperwork.
Our home isn't very big, and we have already have children. Adding another child to our family would mean they would have to share toys, have bunk beds, and maybe give up dance class.
What if you have health issues or special needs that are not yet diagnosed?
You might have a hard time adjusting to a family after never knowing one, or have "issues" from years of neglect, malnutrition, mistreatment, or abuse.

I'm sorry, it is just too much of a risk and sacrifice for our comfortable life. Adoption doesn't really feel like our "calling". Maybe there is another family....



(This "letter" is not my original idea, I borrowed the idea from here, but I wanted to use my own "spin")

3 comments:

Lyndi said...

Can I "steal" this please???? I will pass credit back to you ;)

MamaPoRuski said...

I love the letter too, may need to also steal it! Thanks for helping us find other creative ways to share our hearts for orphans!

Cody said...

are those all pictures of your kids? srry im a new follower...