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brought together by a web of miracles ♥


"A U.S. soldier wanted to adopt a handicapped Iraqi boy he'd met at an orphanage, but he had no wife or home; he knew nothing of raising a disabled child, and he had little money, not to mention the legal hurdles. Undaunted, he went ahead anyway, having been inspired by his religious faith, family and friends." -- found via goodnewsnetwork.org

"He was in my custody then. I could hug him. I could hold him. I could protect him. And forever started." -- Scott Southworth, of his son Ala'a

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sleepingt0dream ══╣╠══
that is so incredibly sweet.
i wish more people were like him.
belenen ══╣inspired╠══
me too!
fire_fox01 ══╣╠══
I hope you dont mind that I copied that and put it in my journal. What a great story! Thank you so much for sharing.
belenen ══╣beautiful╠══
I don't mind at all! glad it inspired you ;-)
acid_burns ══╣╠══
And forever started.

belenen ══╣veneration╠══
I know ♥ That quote made my heart stop!
dancingdakota ══╣╠══
I just melted a little.
belenen ══╣beautiful╠══
allymon ══╣╠══
Aww that's so sweet
belenen ══╣adorable╠══
I know! ♥
genesiskenshin ══╣╠══
I applaud him but at the same time I have to tell him that is an asshole. WE have over 100,000 children for adoption here in the USA. Fix our own damn problems first before you go adopting foreign kids. (I am a adopted.)
belenen ══╣honesty╠══
Well, I would (maybe) agree if he had always planned on adopting kids and randomly decided to adopt elsewhere -- but it wasn't like that. He never planned on it and never would have if he hadn't met this kid. So he didn't choose this kid over others in his own country -- he simply reached out to someone who touched his heart. If he hadn't reached out to him, it wouldn't have helped anyone here.
acid_burns ══╣╠══
He simply reached out to someone who touched his heart. If he hadn't reached out to him, it wouldn't have helped anyone here.

♥ I agree.

Just to quote one of my favourite films ever;

"It's Hebrew, it's from the Talmud. It says, "Whoever saves one life, saves the world entire."

And that is what matters.
belenen ══╣interconnectedness╠══
Oh, I love that quote ♥ I truly believe in that.
acid_burns ══╣╠══
As do I. With all of my heart.
genesiskenshin ══╣╠══
Doesn't matter, he scorned his country and the kids that need help in it whether he wanted to or not.
lygophilous ══╣The South: Scarlett O'Hara╠══
Hi! I just noticed that you have friended me (pardon any belated-ness on my part). I have returned the favor, and I think we'll get along famously. Like calls to like, after all. I absolutely adore what you're doing with your Livejournal, and I'll be glad to get to know you better, fellow Southerner!

By the way, your user info is astounding. That must have taken quite some time to organize! And I love your concept of soulfriendship. I have two such friends, and upon discussion, all agreed that your word perfectly defines the love that is shared. I'm glad that more people have felt the same connections as myself and my closest friends.
darkpool ══╣╠══
Thanks for posting that!
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