Each one of us has this desire to be 'chosen', to be cherished, and to be something special in the eyes of someone else.
Often times, we spend our entire life trying to prove to the world- prove to somebody, that we are worthy, that we are special, that we are beautiful- that we count.
But what would happen if we never found our place?
What would happen if time and time again we were told that we weren't special enough, we were not beautiful enough, and we were never 'chosen'.
My fear is... we would begin to believe those lies.
And that is my fear for Mary...
Mary is a precious 12 year old little girl living in an orphanage in Ghana. AAI has been searching for a family for Mary for quite some time. As a matter of fact, she is the longest waiting resident in AAI's facility.
And I cannot image being the one who is always left behind...The one who is never chosen...
The one who's heart is broken over and over.
The one who never hears the words "We choose you".
The one who waits and waits
and waits some more.
Day after day, year after year.
But no one ever comes.
Can you imagine?
There is a family who has a special heart for orphans. They heard about Mary decided enough was enough.
This sweet family decided to do something.
They created a business that would raise money to help orphans like Mary find their way into a forever family. The business http://www.fromdiaperstodorms.com/ donates 5 % of each purchase into a fund for Mary which will help relieve some of the financial burden of adoption for a family who would like to adopt a child like Mary but cannot due to the cost.
I absolutely LOVE seeing a family IN ACTION. A family who truly cares. A family who says I cannot do it all, but I can do something. A family who is willing to help Mary finally have her turn. Please check them out, cheer them on and give Mary your support. It's her turn- and together we can help her finally have it.
If you'd like to learn more about Mary and the family who is helping her you can visit http://fromdiaperstodormsblog.blogspot.com