A Brief RecapIn the first installment of this article, I shared how the Lord awakened my heart to the plight of vulnerable children worldwide and began my journey into orphan work. He gently opened my young, 12-year-old eyes to behold the devastating realities of children who had been orphaned, abandoned, and abused.
It is not the will of your Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish.Matthew 18:14When our first child, Hudson, was almost two, I became pregnant with our second child. Excitedly, we told our son he was going to be a big brother. We announced to friends and family that there was a new little Ludy on the way. We tossed around ideas for baby
One of the more challenging aspects of parenting is finding tactful, simple, and edifying ways to discuss difficult subjects with my children. When they observe evil, sin, and darkness around them, I must help them process what they are seeing in a healthy way that points them to truth.
When my son Hudson was three, he found out about orphans. His beloved nanny, Annie, had recently taken a trip to Haiti, and when she returned she showed him photos of all the children that did not have a Mommy and Daddy to take care of them. He was horrified at the thought.
There is a battle raging around us in this day and age that is literally affecting millions of people – the battle for the unborn. Not only is it taking the precious lives of countless babies, but it is damaging the lives of many young women, as well as all those closest to them.
“...it is not the will of your Father who is in Heaven that one of these little ones should perish.” Matthew 18:14“For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb.” Psalm 139:13In the fall of 2006, when Hudson was almost two, I became pregnant with our second child. Excitedly, we told our son he was going to be a big brother.