Thursday, March 13, 2008

True Love

Earlier in the day I was thinking about the amazing children God has brought into our lives and there is no other word better to describe how it feels then-- Humbling. I've said it before and I'll say it again.. I could never earn the honor of being Mom to this 8 Pack. It is none other then a really beautiful gift that I am so grateful to receive! So I was thinking about all this today before I even read THIS:

I will confess to this being total blog theft but I love reading my friend Kez's blog. She is so involved in the lives of and so very loved by the children and parents of NLL/HFC! You can find heartwarming stories of her times with these amazing kids at: http://myhaitiankids.blogspot.com/

Following is a story and pictures I got from her blog about Jude and his heart for Lovenie that reduced me to tears:

HFC is a family. A large one, but a family nonetheless. And as in any other family, siblings fight sometimes. While I was in Haiti, some of the boys and some of the girls got into a tiff and weren't talking for a few days. It all got resolved before I left, but during that short time of not getting along, one of the girls angrily said that if a stranger was beating her up, the boys would not do anything to stop it. This is, of course, ridiculous and not true. Our boys would die for their sisters, but heck, I probably said the same things about my older brother when I was mad at him.

I set out the next day to prove that girl wrong. I asked several of the boys what they would do if they saw someone beating up one of the girls. They said they'd run for help or they'd fight the man. But my favorite response was TiJude's. I asked him what he would do if he saw a man beating his little sister Lovenie with a stick. Without the slighest hesitation, TiJude said, "I'd take the beating for her." What a boy!






2 comments:

One Crowded House said...

that made me cry Angela- thanks for sharing that sweetness.....

acceptancewithjoy said...

Okay, now I am crying. Thanks!