July 25, 2009

Reality Check

This morning I woke up and it was raining. The rain is ruining all my plans for an awesome family Saturday. Everything that we have planned to do today is outside!!! First, we had planned to go to Fort Harrod and tour around. Then tonight we were going to eat at Sadie's favorite Mexican restaurant. If we eat here she absolutely has to eat out on the patio. Then it was going to be off to the Shelbyville Street party. For a minute I was pretty disappointed at the prospect of ruined plans. Then I came across some photos that put it all in perspective. They are pictures of the orphanage in DRC, where most of the children that have been adopted through our agency recently have come from. The pictures are compliments of Carrie- you can check out her blog HERE and see pictures of her adorable Haven from DRC and Grace from China.
These pictures of the orphange have once again broken my heart for the children of Congo.

Can you imagine living like this? It is a reality for millions around the world. So now instead of being mad about my ruined plans, I am going to sit here and be exceedingly grateful for all of the blessings surrounding me. I have a belly full of food (even if I did eat brownies for breakfast!) a house that is keeping me dry, and most importantly, a healthy, loving family.
- Religion that God the father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after the orphans and widows in their distress and to keep one-self from being polluted by the world. -James 1:27

The world will tell you over and over again that you need more, you need better, you need faster, etc. I am totally guilty of it too. But no matter what you are going through today, take a deep breath and count your blessings- for we are all truly blessed!

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