“The most terrible poverty is loneliness and the feeling of being unloved” -Mother Teresa
Family is one of the most beautiful things in the world, and yet it is easily taken for granted when we fail to appreciate the magnitude of the blessing it really is. To be part of a family is to feel at ease, and to experience peace simply because we belong. There is no greater feeling than knowing you are loved, no greater endearment than to truly be at home.
But, what about the hundreds of millions of children who never experience this incredible sense of belonging, children who were dealt a harsh hand in life which resulted in an aftermath of loneliness and abandonment? My heart breaks to think of the poverty that occurs inside of a heart that has no home. After all, they are human just like I am and they hurt just like I would. I pray that God would raise up more mothers and fathers who are willing to extend their homes to those who otherwise may never experience the blessed entity of family. I’m convinced it’s the heart of God!
Coreluv has a vision to financially help families provide loving homes to abandoned children through adoption. We are so thrilled to have recently witnessed the adoption of Alex Ogden here in Houston. Baby Alex is Coreluv’s very first sponsored adoption. Keith and Kelli Ogden (dear friends of ours and parents to baby Alex) along with their two children Riley and Fisher answered the call to adopt after fostering Alex for more than a year. My husband Mike and I have witnessed firsthand how the Ogden’s care for and love baby Alex as their own and our hearts have been enriched because of it. I am honored to call them friends and look forward to seeing what a great young man Alex will grow up to become.
There are other families, just like the Ogden’s, who wish to give a forever home to a child in need. My prayer is that God will continue to allow Coreluv to play a role in bettering the lives of these beautiful children, and their amazing parents, through the incredible & compassionate act of adoption.
Welcome home baby Alex!
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Posted on Sat, July 28, 2012
by Mandy Reiszner filed under