The Boroughs Family

The Boroughs Family

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Pray for Lucy today!

So many people have been touched by the plight of little Lucy in China! This little girl needs a miracle, a miracle that only God can provide. So, we need to go to the ONE who can help and lift her in earnest prayer. A fellow blogger has arranged a day of prayer today, and you can check out her blog here. Please join us in praying for God to move mountains so that Lucy can come home to a forever family that loves her and give her the surgery she so desperately needs.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

A Mother's love

This weekend is the first time that Luke and Irina have been sick since they have been home. They have felt awful, but it has provided lots of bonding time as they are super snuggly and want to be held. Yesterday, I held Irina in my arms while she slept snuggled up to me for over an hour. It was such a blessing. As I held her, I couldn't help but think of all the times she had been sick in her life with no mommy to hold her. It brought tears to my eyes to imagine her feeling sick, and perhaps lying in a crib all alone with no one to attend to her and give her the extra love and nurturing she needed.

It also made me think of Lucy. It sounds like she is getting very good care, but nothing replaces the love of a mommy. It is hard to imagine any child without a mom, but especially a little child who is medically fragile. Both our sons from Hong Kong had heart surgery as infants. They were so blessed to be well cared for, but I still have often wondered how a baby survives being that sick without parents to love and nurture them.

I know Lucy's heart condition is scary, and her prognosis uncertain. The reality is that life is uncertain for all of us. God does not promise us how many tomorrows we get, we only know that we have this moment. This precious little girl deserves a mommy to hold her and love her, for however long that may be......

Friday, March 12, 2010

Please help Lucy!

Look at this precious little girl! She is in desperate need of a family. She has a significant heart condition and needs an adoptive family so that she can get surgery. The doctors fear she may even need a heart transplant. Is she your daughter? Do you know anyone looking for a beautiful little girl to complete their family?

I will be honest, I am in love with this little girl! My hubby and I saw her and immediately wanted to add her to our family. Sadly, we do not meet the requirement for China due to family size and income requirements. There is sometimes the possibility that the Chinese government will allow waivers for exceptional situations, but we can't request this without an updated home study. The agency cannot put Lucy "on hold" for a family that might not be able to complete her adoption, she needs a paper ready family NOW. Please pray and spread the word! You can check out the agency blog here.