Counting our blessings

While watching the coverage of the horror that is unfolding in Haiti, I am reminded of what is truly important. Our dear friends Dave and Kim Rhodes have a son in Haiti who they have been waiting to adopt for two years. Here is a photo of the Rhodes family (minus Frankie) and Frankie is below. You can follow their adoption journey at http://kimrhodes.wordpress.com/.

We are so thankful that Frankie is all right but my heart hurts for those whose families are not. Dave and Kim are still so worried about the situation in Haiti. Although Frankie is physically unharmed, they don’t know what the days ahead will hold. There is a shortage of food and water and disease will run rampant in the next few days. If you think of it, please pray for them. It is heartbreaking to know your baby son is in the midst of a terrifying ordeal and not have the ability to be with him. Here is a photo of the children sleeping outside since the children’s home was damaged in the earthquake:

I know there are several worthy organizations, but Heartline is near and dear to our hearts. If you feel led to give, here is a link to their website: http://haiti-relief.org/

All I can think of is how blessed we are as a country that our problems are economic and financial. If God gave me the choice, I would choose financial hardship over physical hardship EVERY time. I can’t get my mind around what the people of Haiti must be going through. It’s too big for me to even begin to comprehend.

What I do know is that God is using this tragedy to teach me to get a stranglehold on the things in my life that are really important: Family, friends, and enjoying the gifts that He gives us each day.

When we see the fact that “life is a vapor” before us on our televisions, we realise that the rest is just not that important.

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