Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Karakastek Day 3

Today has been an overwhelming and emotional day and I don't even know where to begin. I can't sit down to gather my thoughts so I will just let the pictures do the talking.

We delivered tricycles and ride along toys along with bananas. The kids were very excited! I just want to make sure and ask everyone to pray for these precious children. They need mamas and papas. I cried from the time we entered the orphanage until about and hour after we left. It hit me more than ever today that these innocent sweet precious babies are rotting away inside and out. I can't help but want to take them all home. This trip has changed me even more than I had already been changed...

11 comments:

Ashlee said...

Oh Stacy, I could just cry! These babies are so beautiful I want them all. I cannot wait to get back to KAZ! Thank you for all you and Brad are doing. Love you.

Susan said...

I can see how you can't stop crying...those lil faces are precious. I am drawn to the lil girl in the pig tails and snowflake sweater.

god bless you stacy!

we are all crying with you and wish we could be there with you.
You and Brad are so amazing!

Regina said...

I am speechless Stacy.

Jen and Marshall said...

I am in tears. I literally cannot stand it. This is beyond.

Kristan and Mark said...

my heart is breaking. no other words.

Heckert's Highway said...

I'm just crying too. I want so much to go back and adopt them all. I can't stand it...I guess this is what happens when we ask God to break our hearts with the things that break His heart. We'll forever be changed, and if we stay open He will continue to change us. I'll adopt again when it's God's timing. I wonder if He'll send me back to Kaz? I never thought I'd go again, but I'd be more than willing if He asked.

I'm praying for you. Maybe you'll end up coming home and starting the process again:O)

Reese's Family said...

Who knew children eating bananas could be such a tear jerker. Great things are going to come out of this trip. I know firsthand how your influence changes lives, I found my girls in Latvia because of YOU! Even though it's emotionally draining, keep doing what you are doing... you are making such a huge difference. Hugs from Lebanon!

McMary said...

I am crying too. I wish that I could be mommy to one of them. I will never fully understand what happened but my agency just couldn't pull it off. It is heartbreaking.

Muriel and Jerry said...

What great pictures. I think the little boy in blue and red that you are holding has a special place in your heart. I want to go back so badly.

Sara said...

I cannot stop looking at the little girl in the blue sweater. Rylie saw her picture and said, "That's me." I said, "No, that is another little girl in Kazakhstan. She looks like you, doesn't she?" Rylie responded, "Why she look so sad?" This is heartbreaking, plain and simple.

Kelly and Sne said...

How heartbreaking that the Kaz government won't lift the roadblocks. We're ready to get on a plane tomorrow. Thank you for what you are doing making a difference in their lives. How tragic to be such innocent victims of circumstance.