Wednesday, January 27, 2010

For the love of a child.


Last Friday a major mile stone was accomplished.
This is my Little Dove.
She is now 12 years of age and amazingly resilient.
With special Needs her years have been filled with intervention after intervention.
She began her life in a Russian Orphanage.
This Child came to me at almost 8 Months of age, never having been held and touched very little.
I waited to be her mother for 16 years.
16 years of a promise that was kept by a loving God who only wanted the VERY BEST for me.

After 22 months of every therapy venue she became somewhat congruent to age. My daughter could not swallow for in Russia the nipple of the bottle was 2-3 inches in length and she essentially swallowed it. She had to be taught to suck, to be held, to have sounds other than crying babies around her. She still flinches at the sound of an infant crying and huddles behind me. This many years later.
She has many titles over her head. Dysfunctional difficulties of varied types.
The best title and most treasured is DAUGHTER. This is one kind heart of a soul. Always intervening for the underdog she is often misled. It is the hardest part of her development.

When my Dove was nested half way around the world I learned to TRUST GOD for her welfare.

Last Friday after years of guarding over her , year after year of struggles with the public school systems I signed the document I have been battling for for all these years of social workers who fail at their tasks. Documents one month out of the time window. The documents that we spent well over $800 to gain. I Sat in the office at the school where the current Social Worked actually did her job!

It is finished!

with the 504 in place I now can rest for the battle has been won. In shock and relief for days now it is settling in. I through the tenacity and favor given me by God have accomplished what seemed at times an impossible task. Met with wall after wall I walked around and around them shouting for justice. Those walls came a tumbling down. Not only that but the ground was taken in such a way that the residence of that city are now being restored.

At the door as I left that meeting the principle informed me that because of my persistence a new school wide program will be instituted next month to educate and empower the student body to stop bullying, gain conflict resolution skills. They will be empowered with KINDNESS!
They are also implementing a program to educate the young girls who have WAY too much power as bullies to have better conflict resolution skills. These kids have yet to be noticed as human beings by those that suffer them a horrid childhood lacking in all that they and every child deserve.The fight for my own child has taken shape to help well over 600 kids. This because of
walking outside of strife
and within the confines of compassion for the children. Kids who even harmed my own. Kids whose home life consist of abuse.

ALL FOR THE LOVE OF A CHILD

It is NOT only our own children that we need to be guardian. We are to guard the widow and the orphan. Many kids are orphaned in this global essence that there is  
no one left available
to fight for them. Remember as much as you might love to have vengeance on a child who hinders your own that it is that very kid who needs your compassion.  We see dimly. Humility is a skill that few kids have an example of.
I weep with joy at the struggle that I have faced all these years. It was all worth it. You see the battle often should not be prayed away. Rather it needs to be prayed through.


Revelation 2:11 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death.

8 comments:

Denise said...

Amen, praise God. As someone who was bullied all through school, I totally understand. I applaud you loudly sweet sis, love you so much.

Susie said...

Great job Mom! She IS because of you:-)

Michelle Gregory said...

so glad to hear the good news. so glad to be able to share the journey with you, princess.

Beth said...

I'm sure your daughter is just as proud of you as you are of her :)

Annette said...

Reading everything that your baby girl had to go through before being blessed with you and your hubby as parents made me cry, shes such a beauty in all the word!! Our special needs children need more advocates like you, and I know that fight so well and like you I stood firm, real firm on my grounds for my son and after many tears, headaches, raising my voice to school personal someone finally heard me, with help from our heavenly Father's voice and my baby finally got some real help! One of the many things I love and adore about you is how you stand firm on your ground that has been planted under you, until there is nothing but pure beautiful flowers under neath your feet!!
I so LOVE YOU!!

Hugs to all~
Annette

Denise said...

You are a voice to be heard.. You have been through the darkness that others have no idea of..... You have survived only by the saving hand of the Father..... You are alive today and speaking for the small voices that cannot speak.. You were born for such a day as this..... The Father God is so proud of you... and those that know you well admire you..

I am a fan.....

marylou said...

The inspiration you share thru your blogs is, especially in this day and age, a blessing for all humanity. I applaud you and praise you in his name~~
:)

Elizabeth Mahlou said...

God bless you for all you have done for your Dove. She has such a sweet face. There are so many Russian orphans. Just unbelievable. There are people trying to help, thank God. I have been helping Orphan Cry try to pry one older, ill orphan out of Russian, and it looks like we are going to be successful!

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