Wednesday, January 25, 2012
I have to admit, that my own blog title has been bothering me for quite sometime. "Voiceless Orphans". I almost feel the need to apologize when I give the web address to friends. "Well," I think to myself, "I made the blog title a long time ago.... before I knew Zac.... before I knew Melia. Afterall, no child of MINE is an orphan. A voiceless orphan..... hmpf!
It practically sounds politically incorrect. Voiceless children, maybe. That sounds a bit better. Ryan's children. That's more like it. That's what they really are: MY KIDS. It's that simple. They're just ..... my kids.
But sometime recently it hit me: I realized that MY KIDS were indeed once ... orphans.
It makes me sick. I don't want to believe it. I'd rather quickly dismiss it. It truly brings me conflict.... and confusion.
Friends, there are many orphans out there. Waiting to be adopted. The second a person chooses to adopt, these thousands, no.... these MILLIONS of children are immediately touched and transformed into a miracle. They become someone's KID.
Less than 2 weeks ago, Melia was a distant image in my mind and a photograph on my wall. Today, she is a miracle and most importantly she is MY DAUGHTER.
I am so thankful for the gift of adoption and want to shout it out to the world that adoption is a beautiful thing.
Thank you for listening to my thoughts.
Posted by Ryan and Katie at 5:21 AM