One of the wonderful adoptive mothers I’ve had the privilege of connecting with over the past months is a mom named Kat.
Our bond of friendship was forged over a tiny older boy with Down syndrome, waiting in Eastern Europe.
It was beautiful to witness their hearts moving toward Jonathan, a little boy similar to our Katie before she came home. The day they committed to adopt him was a day of joy in the marvelous work of God, a God who first showed us what pure love looks like by redeeming and adopting desperately needy children.
Jonathan was moved from the relative safety of the baby house to a desolate institution for older boys with special needs. The Lost Boys.
Recently, close to the end of their journey to bring their frail Jonathan home, they came face to face with one of the agonizing realities we first learned more than two years ago.
We, the privileged, the strong, the comfortable, the healthy–we can choose to turn away from this reality, while the most vulnerable of human beings have no choice at all but to live it.
Friends, please don’t turn your eyes away. Please take thirteen minutes and watch this video.