Thursday, July 28, 2011

Can You Even Imagine

See..... there is this little girl, thousands of miles away, that is tugging at my heart and needing help.

I'm not sure why I feel SO compelled to help her..... but I do. I can NOT get her sweet face out of my mind. I think of her often and my heart is breaking for her. I do know there are sad stories everywhere, everyday, but for some reason, she has stuck with me. I may not be able to do much, but I WILL do what I can. The sinking in my stomach and the aching of my heart after seeing her picture won't allow me to ignore her or forget about her. Her name is Tatiana. Sometime this month she turned 8 years old. Tatiana used to have a family, with a home and a mother to love her. Then Tatiana's mother died. No father was listed on her birth certificate..... and now she lives in an institution.

CAN YOU EVEN IMAGINE?? She lost the only person she had, and now she's alone, without a family to call her own. I just keep thinking about MY sweet little gifts from God and how ANY child can be without a family. What if this were Randi or Grace. What if my babies were without me, their dad and all the amazing people they have in their lives. Nobody telling them how amazingly wonderful they are, how beautiful and special they are, nobody whispering in their ear as they get hugged how much they are loved. How different their lives would be, how sad, alone and broken they would feel.  It seriously makes me sick to my stomach to think about.

Tatiana needs a family. She, like every child needs to be held and hugged and kissed and told how amazing she is. Tatiana needs stories read to her, a family to tuck her in at night and to let her know that she is a gift, a blessing! Tatiana needs a chance. How different her life would be if she could get that.

You see. I HAVE to help her. I HAVE to. My heart is heavy and I can't live with that. I know with %100 certainty that there IS a family out there for her. A perfect family that was, from the beginning, meant for her. I do believe there is a divine plan for this little blessing, I just want to help.

This is what I know. Tatiana is in Russia, she is 8, This is her description on the waiting children's list

(Tatiana's birthmother has died. No father was indicated on her birth certificate. Additional photos are available - she makes the sweetest facial expressions and looks a bit shy in front of the camera. She is a good girl, active, assists others, not capricious and strong willed. She was a family girl before living in the institution.)

She is HIV+, before you come to any conclusions , I want you to watch this

Because adoption is expensive, because adoption can be stressful, and because Tatiana is an older child with HIV, she is getting passed over. I WILL NOT ALLOW THIS LITTLE GIRL TO BE FORGOTTEN! Please please please help her. Money is all to often the reason adoptable children NEVER find homes. I want to help raise funds for her adoption, basically raising her ransom. That way when the perfect family comes along MONEY is not standing in the way of Tatiana getting home. I've added a "button" (It's at the top right, it says donate, when you click it you will see Project Hopeful and Tatiana's name) to my blog. If your heart is touched at ALL by Tatiana, please considering giving what you can. $1.00, $5.00, $100.00, or whatever you can. Seriously every penny gives this girl some hope!! Right now her fund sits at $0.00 The money will go directly to her adoption fund. I want so badly for this little girl to have a wonderful home, a mom, a dad, brothers, sisters, or any one of those. I don't want her to get left behind or forgotten. I'm really hoping WE can make a difference, a difference for one sweet little miracle that is deserving and worthy of a family.
Please feel free to share and pass this along. I really want it to reach as MANY people as possible. You never know where it might end up and who might end up reading this. I know there is a family for her and they might not know it until they see her precious face and hear her story. So PLEASE forward, share and spread. :)
....once our eyes are opened, we can't pretend we don't know what to do. God, who weighs our hearts and keeps our souls, knows that we know and holds us responsible to act. Proverbs 24:12