Sunday, April 29, 2012

Heart of Compassion

We adopted two kids on Friday. Couldn't help it.

It started with my constant yearning (in spite of knowing that at this point in life, I really couldn't be a mom) for another little one. 

Then, J and I had a discussion on tithing. This is an honest admission on my part but I have a hard time with letting go of what really isn't mine at all...money that God has blessed us with. We went back and forth on the topic. Me being the one that argued against giving the full 10% - J being the level headed, spiritually certain one in the conversation. 

"Babe, God wants us to give freely, knowing that He wants to bless through us. When He sees that we are obedient, He will continue to bless us in ways we've never imagined."

"But, what if WE need the money?" I asked.

"Then God will provide, plain and simple," J responded.

So we talked about the desire to help others with the blessings we've been given. I headed over to the website www.compassion.com. I wanted to adopt (sponsor) every little face staring back at me. But then, J reminded me, "One kid at a time."

There was just something compelling about our new little one, Daisha, from the Dominican Republic. She has mischief written all over her face (which reminds me of how my oldest daughter always pushed me to the edge with mischievousness. Here is our new baby girl.

I almost cried when I read that her father had died and her mom 's income as a laborer equaled $67.00 a month. Our grocery bill per week is 135.00!!! I was convicted, sad and yet determined to bless Daisha's life in ways that we could make possible.

Then, I couldn't help it. I began to scroll through the little faces once again and our Ahchee appeared. Once more, I knew that he was "ours".

Isn't he the cutest??? His mom and dad together, make $27.00 a month and that goes towards supporting 4 kids. I couldn't shake the thought of eating out at Mickey D's costing close to what his parents make in one month's time.

Together J and I are committed to not only giving but praying for our kiddos. I look forward to the bonds that will come through writing letters and sending gifts to them on their birthdays. 

I have felt a pulling on my heart that I haven't been able to explain. Now I know...it was the desire to give myself to those that need it the most.

I am in no way paid compensation to endorse or solicit Compassion.com. I am letting you all know just how important it is to reach out to those around us with so much less than what we all have. 

If you are interested in sponsoring a child, please click on the link above.

Signed, Ahchee and Diasha's new mommy,

Simone

16 comments:

Vegas Linda Lou said...

Simone, you are the nicest person on this earth! The world needs more like you. You are amazing. XOXO

Shelly said...

Oh, my heart melted at those two precious ones. Bravo to you for putting action to your faith. Faith without works is dead, and yours is far from it!

Mari said...

They are just precious! Having you in their lives will make such a difference.
We don't have any compassion kids, but we have a family in Pakistan who is persecuted because of their Christian faith. They have lost their home and his job due to this.

Formerly known as Frau said...

Hard to resist those adorable faces! I love your spirit and compassion.....gift not going to waste.

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

I just love that you'll be helping those dear little ones, and indeed I see a mischievous glint in the little girl's eye. This will be full of blessings on all sides. Lovely.

Reyna said...

Isn't one of the blessings from paying tithing that the windows of heaven will be open and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it?

Oh, how you are blessing the lives of sweet little ones whom in turn will bring blessings beyond your comprehension!

As always, thank you for the example you set!

Relyn said...

We recently adopted Anita through Watoto. I feel blessed every time we write that check.

Just Stuff From a Boomer said...

No wonder you couldn't turn down those precious little faces. I'm sure you would love to get your arms around them. I would.

Nezzy said...

Oh just look at those precious little faces...I can sure see why ya couldn't help yourself girl!!!

What a wonderful way to give back. God never fails us. Sometimes it seems like we'll never make the money stretch big enough to cover the bills 'till the tithe. It's amazin' how he blesses us!!!

Enjoy correspondence with your new little ones. Your a giant blessin' in their lives!!!

Have a blissfully blessed week sweetie!!! :o)

Connie said...

Darling children. You are certainly a blessing to them.

Chatty Crone said...

They are so sweet and so are you. sandie

Ina in Alaska said...

What beautiful children and what a big heart you and J have Simone. Thank you for helping them have a better life. xo

Anita said...

People have different opinions about tithing. You are brave to discuss it here. But then, you are not one to let your voice be filtered. :)

EnJoy your new babies!

My family sponsors a child in India. Unfortunately, my kids are not as gung-ho about writing to her as often as I would like, so I do it more often.

Your post today is reminding me to get everyone to write a letter to her this week. It can take 2 months for her to receive a letter. I sent a gift once, but the postage was so much - more than the worth of the gift; so I haven't done that recently.

You'll establish a routine. EnJoy! They are blessed by your love.

Jill said...

What a wonderful thing to do! My parents did this for families when I was growing up and I remember packing packages to send to them and their families. What a great thing to do!

Blessings,
Jill

Buckeroomama said...

Blessings all around. :)

Veronica Lee said...

AWW! Simone you are the nicest person I know! They are adorable!

 

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