Monday, November 23, 2015

Loving Aaron

He's a boy. A climbing, active, energetic, sensory-seeking boy. When I was there he was being confined inside a building with 24 other boys. He was never let out. His only place to run was up and down the barren halls. 

He was a whirling dervish. Confined to one building 24/7 without anyone ever letting him go free, he was unable to contain his energy when we stepped into the building. It was the only relief he ever had from the utter monotony of his life. He wanted attention so badly it was heartbreaking. He couldn't stop. He was like a wind up toy out of control. 
He's desperately in need of a Mama who has the energy and time and love to run with him in the fields.  To let him climb and swim and get dirty. To allow him to dig and build and break apart what he has built.
He was confined to the isolation building when I was there but soon after I left they moved him. He was too hard to contain inside the building so they moved him out with the other boys.
Little boys are not meant to be caged all day every day.
They pick on him inside the cage. He's not liked by the more aggressive boys and they bully him.  To escape he sleeps.  A lot.  It's the only escape he has from the agony of his life.
He looked battered and bruised when I saw him.  I'm sure many of his bruises were self-inflicted. What else does he have to do every day? Where he is now living, I'm sure that many of his bruises are the result of being constantly picked on.
He's not a cute snuggly little boy. He's older and wilder and non-verbal and full of energy. He's needy. He's oh, so needy.  He has ONE CHANCE of ever breaking free.  A family. A family willing to look past the filth and bruises and wild behavior and see the little boy inside. A family willing to throw caution to the wind to rescue a little boy who needs rescuing more than words can say.

Someone please SEE Aaron.
See him.
We have a $1,000 matching grant for Aaron. He had only $45.00 in his grant account when we started. He now has 626.50. To each of you who have given to this little lost boy who lives in a world of need and neglect - Thank You. I really really want Aaron to meet his matching grant.  It would mean over $2,000.00 in his grant account. It's a good start for a family wanting to adopt him. It tells them he's a loved little boy. He's worthy. He's a treasure.  Please help me get his matching grant met. He needs $418.50 to match it. Every $10.00 helps.
Love Aaron with me.

Please, please keep praying for Aliyah who is still in the hospital. I wrote about her in my Friday Families Post.  They are still struggling to figure out why their happy, giggling little girl is now staring, crying and non-responsive.  Please please pray for the Steinhoffs.  They leave in just a matter of days to go get Harley. Please pray for wisdom for the doctors. Pray for Aliyah (Grace on RR).

I know that I say thank you often on this blog but I truly mean it. Each gift given this past weekend to the families in process and to the boys mean so very much.  We now have $998.50 left to raise to meet the matching for Ben, Isaiahu and Aaron. THAT IS SO AMAZING!!

We have until November 30th so help me, help me get the grants matched!

 BEN - 1,000.00 matching grant.  Grant account needs to read 4,363.36 - Still needs 239.50
ISAIAHU - 1,000.00 matching grant. Grant account needs to read 1018.00 - Still needs 340.50
 AARON - 1,000.00 matching grant. Grant account needs to read 1045.00 - Still needs 418.50
STEPHAN - HE NEEDS A FAMILY! - He met his match!
MICAH UPON SORROW...HE AGED OUT.. His grant money has been gifted to Alex.

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