Friday, April 27, 2007

You Are The Change...You See.

I was reading Kayce's blog 'Stories of Life In the Middle of Adoption' and she was talking about the great need in the world and her heartfelt desire to help.
It reminded me of a conversation I had with Steffie at our dinner. We were talking about how so many people were not seeing the needs of the orphans throughout the world.
It made me think about how easy it is for us to be comfortable citizens of the United States (or whichever wonderful country you are living in), and not be able to see outside of our own borders. It is so important to also be a citizen of this earth and to be aware of the needs and seek out where we can make a difference.
I really feel that the IA adoption community is built of citizens of the world. We are reaching out of our countries and welcoming children into our families to love them as our very own.
That makes me really happy.


Kayce said...

I think seeing is the hardest part for people. I see but now I want to feel, hear, and taste. I'm still unsure what I'm going to do, I know it will be more than what I already do, but what, I'm not sure yet.

When I comes to me I will share so others can see with me!

Thank you for your encouragement and understanding!

Mardi said...

So very true.

C.J. said...

Me too!

Ms. Dragonfly said...

Love love love the picture and quote (stole it for myself!). And I totally agree with you.

Steffie B. said...

You already know how I feel about it! ;)

Jeff and Michelle said...

I fully agree. I am so passionate about this, that I just want everyone to be aware of it...but they're not. Since I have done an IA adoption before, I have been to another country, seen it, heard it, and felt the compassion for the orphans, and that is something that never leaves me, and I have never been the same. I would adopt them all..but I'm running out of time! I need to recruit others!

Thanks for this post!!

Jewels of My Heart said...

How true..... in God's eyes there is truely on one race.... the human race and we need to embrace eachother.

secret agent said...

I agree, I often feel horribly guilty for complaining about anything when so many have it so much worse.