Sunday, July 21, 2013
A Forever Family for Latif--
Another chapter has been written but still lots to write for our little guy, Latif. He brought love and joy to our orphanage for about 14 months and then this past week he met his mama and papa for the first time and it was love at first sight for each of them.
It took about 2 minutes for Latif to leave my lap and move to his mama’s lap and then about 2 minutes more and he was sitting on his papa’s lap. After a few walks around the orphanage and a little time in the ‘baby cage’, Latif would not leave his parents’ side.
I was amazed over and over this week at how day by day Latif flourished in the attention and affection of his mother and father. He gives and receives hugs and kisses. He even initiates hugs and kisses!
Everyone’s dream and the need of every child is a family where there is love and protection, nurturing and guidance, and God has provided this for our little Latif.