Thursday, March 13, 2014

Lihle.


So Lihle has been with us for 3 weeks now! It has been a roller coaster of emotions. Needless to say, the whole family has fallen for this little guy. At this point we do not know what the future holds and that is quite unsettling for us, but we do know that God has told us to love and care for this guy right now. So we are taking it day by day and trusting God in it all.
Financially we can not afford to have a new born, and yet God has provided everything that we need. Friends have gathered round us and have loved on this little baby. He has been cuddled and snuggled and prayed for, he is so very loved.
I have taken him for 2 visits to mum and both were highly emotional. She loved on him and kissed him but was happy to hand him back for me to take home with me. She says that she wants him to be adopted but wants to stay in his life. An open adoption with a drug addicted mother is a daunting thought for us.
I have tried to convince her to get out of the shelter and go to a home for mother s and babies but she is not at the point of making this decision for herself and her child. So it looks like we will have to get social services involved. This freaks me out as many of the children who end up in the system do not get adopted and spend their childhood in and out of government children homes.
I KNOW that God has a plan for this boys life, so many words have been spoken over his life in the past 3 weeks and I am claiming everyone of them.
Please pray with us. That God will continue to provide financially for this baby. That everything that he needs will come. Please pray for Zinhle, that she has that strength to make the hard decisions that need to be made and that she comes to a place of wanting whats best for her child. And please pray for us as a family, that God will show us His plan in all of this, and that He makes a way where in the natural there is no way.



6 comments:

lindsey said...

Praying for Gods will for you all x

Debbie Nash said...

As hard as it is, maybe what's best for him, is not to be with his birth mother. He did not ask to be brought into this world, but now that he's here, he deserves to have a chance. There are social workers that deal with private adoption agencies.. maybe look into those. Good luck and Bless u for your kindness.

Anonymous said...

You guys are doing amazing work. People just need to be faithful and respond to God's call in their hearts to assist where needed.

What a beautiful baby.

Anonymous said...

:´-( If the mother really can not care for him and herself, we would love to adopt this child and ensure him and us a happy life / future as a loving and caring family. Too bad that international adoptions probably are not possible in combination with an open adoption as we do not live in Africa.
It`s so great how much love you give to him. You are an angel.

Leah Berg said...

I have just discovered your blog via Instagram and have sat here reading insatiably for the last hour. Your work, your heart, your kids, and your girls are inspiring and humbling in ways I didn't know possible. I am praying for you and your work and your family. Thank you for posting, your writing is beautiful.

Leah Berg said...

I have just discovered your blog via Instagram and have sat here reading insatiably for the last hour. Your work, your heart, your kids, and your girls are inspiring and humbling in ways I didn't know possible. I am praying for you and your work and your family. Thank you for posting, your writing is beautiful.