Saturday, September 21, 2013

Images of China

While I am still not quite ready to put into words all that we were shown, all that we experienced, I thought that perhaps I might post some pictures...

images of beauty and of the hardness that surrounds it...

images of orphans.

While none of the following children are file ready, I was promised that they could be made file ready for interested families.

They are considered "unadoptable" 

These beautiful children...

and I am angry...

it is a reality y'all and it stinks.

I know in time, in His time, He will give me the words, the emotions to be able to use what we were shown for His purposes but for now, I just don't have the words or the emotions...

or I have too many.

Here is just a glimpse into Lucy and Maggie's former world, a world that is growing into a memory for them but still very much a day in and day out reality for so many.

I pray that one day, their realities might be forever changed with the love of a family.

Remember, none of these children are file ready but we were told that they could be for an interested family.

These are just a few of the precious ones that we were able to meet.  It broke my heart to have to leave them and while I was completely and utterly overcome, overwhelmed and over-burdened...

I had to try and keep my focus on Lucy and Maggie...

our daughters and orphans no more.

I had to try and keep my focus on the fact that the Lord loves these precious ones and that as burdened as I was and am for them, my burden pales in comparison to the burden they endure, every single day.

Their reality brought me to my knees and I had to take a step back y'all.

I am slowly beginning to get a handle on all of this but have so many thoughts swirling around in my heart and am anxious to see what the Lord is going to do.

Please pray for these beautiful children. 


  1. Oh Annie...........I know..........I am still praying on it.....6 months later......

  2. So heartbreaking....PRAYING that my husband's heart will be moved to adoption!

  3. Oh, Annie. So, so hard. And unbelievable that those beautiful children are seen as unadoptable.

  4. Oh, Annie! You're breaking my heart! How awful, how unimaginable, that so many children will never have a family's love because of challenges that they cannot help. It is unbearable.