I had a thought on the way to church on Sunday; I thought how amazing it would be if we weren't so selfish as residents of this world. Wouldn't it be amazing if the task did not seem so overwhelmingly impossible to reach out and help someone in real need. It feels like I may be on a bit of a soap box. You might be wondering what I am doing about this personally? Monetary donations are not the only thing one can do. I don't know what my plans are in this except for praying and searching and being available.
The Australian adoption laws are the most difficult, stringent and legalistic out of all western countries. Did you know that? The average wait to adopt a child as an Australian resident is between 5 to 8 years. This is all tied up in paperwork. There are millions of orphans in the world - and we get wrapped up worrying about stuff ... (my latest 'worry' was if my boys were going to grow up with a complex because they are sharing a bedroom - very worrisome hey?). Stuff. I don't know how I can help the situations of so many children that need help. Maybe it just takes one. I know it is easier for us to choose to not do rather than do. We can leave it up to someone else. Can we? I don't think I can. I don't know what that means though. Is it enough to say I am raising my own children? Somehow it feels it isn't, when I know there are millions and millions of children suffering. Can I be so selfish?
I never thought when I started this Squiggly blog I would be writing about things like this. It was about my creative and thrifting ventures. Well, I guess if I ever make Squiggly even more successful than the little stall at the Vintage Shed and the online store - You will know the feelings and thoughts behind Squiggly Rainbow. Sometimes and many of us choose to think about la-la land, pretty things and what's in it for us? I'm not sure I can watch pretty things blow in the wind without doing something big.
Some of us, or is it all of us are called to make a difference?
Much Love Rach xx