Tuesday, May 29, 2012

A little reminder

Sometimes we need a reminder of a reality that is still happening today. A reality that people either turn away from, or think that there is nothing they can do.

I beg you to take the time to watch this video. Its only one video of an hour long story. I watched each video in order on youtube. That's how I found it. You can forward through the first minute, as it is a little slow. But it needs to be seen, to be passed along to everyone you know.

There is no greater warrior than these children. And it may sound harsh, but people that listen to these cries, who see these bodies, and continue on as if it doesn't matter, are heartless! These are children. These are humans. They feel pain, and they deserve love!

All I have to do is look at my sweet angel girl, and I can picture her as an older child. Skinny, hungry, and without love. She is lucky that she was rescued before she had to see the inside of an institution. She will never have to experience that pain.
The first time I saw my baby girl, she was so tiny, and she never once smiled.

After a few days of seeing us, she started to hold on like she never wanted us to let go.

I can't imagine that a year and a half later, she is a vibrant, beautiful princess. Every child deserves this chance at a normal life. They should never be allowed to get in the shape they are in this video. Never!

You can help. You can help fundraise for these sweet children. Maybe you've been considering adoption. There are many children that need homes.
What can you do?

Hmm, and not sure why my pictures are so small this time. I changed them like I do with every post. Oh well!


Nikki said...

Great post, thanks for the reminder.

As well, I know a while ago we had talked about you potentially making a blanket for Emma, the little girl in India. Unfortunately she passed away 2 weeks ago from shunt failure :(

Alison said...

I saw that doco on tv - it was absolutely heartbreaking.

Kristin said...

Arina's growing up so fast! So sad so many others don't get that chance.

Rochelle said...

I still remember that first pic of Arina, she looked so pale. Thankful for her transformation!

The VW's said...

I'm so glad that Arina was blessed to get out of such a dire life! Thinking of those who are left behind.....so very heartbreaking!

Toni said...

I have watched all the videos in that series on youtube and it is so sad. What is even sadder is they make it so expensive to adopt. We adpted from Kaz and at that time we took trips, I hear now that the new rules will most likely require three trips. My husband and I both work full time jobs away from the home and it is really difficult to schedule three trips in a row away from work not to mention airfare for that many trips. I know the parents of these children must be desperate both I don't care how desperate I was I could never condemn my child to a fate like that. And how can the caretakers become so hardened that they cannot give one ounce of love or nuturing to those children. Just don't understand. Arina is so animated and beautiful!

Lisa L said...

Thanks so much for sharing. I watched the entire series on youtube, plus the revisited version. It is so wonderful that so many of those children have been placed in better homes and Morgilino has been closed. Too bad that is not the only bad orphanage in the world. Have you followed Katie's story? It truly is amazing what love can do http://theblessingofverity.com/