If you haven't yet heard this song, please listen.
This song brings tears to my eyes. So many children are seen as disposable when they don't measure up to the world's standards of what is alright. I understand that some just have never heard or known what a blessing that children are - ALL children. We all make mistakes and this is one that leaves a hurt forever.
I hope that I never give the impression that Eliana is a burden. Sometimes things are difficult - but that is true for all of my children. She is such a JOY! Could that middle name have been any more perfect for her? I don't think so! God knew.
I know that I've shared this before, the meaning of her name. It was something I stumbled on shortly before she was born. I had a name that I loved and had been saving for years, but it just didn't seem right somehow. She was Eliana. Her name means "my God answers with Joy".
Oh what joy this little girl brings to everyone in her life. Truly, I can't imagine being more blessed than to have all of the precious children that we do! Thank you God!
My heart is burdened for children with Down syndrome - especially the many that don't have a family. If you are interested in doing more to help some, any or even just one of these children, please visit Reece's Rainbow. You can donate money, pray for a child or even bring one home.
"Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress." (James 1:27)