Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Sibling Love

It seems I'm adding new Pinterest boards at such a rapid pace these days, it's surprising even me. Since joining in February, I thought I'd settled in this summer with about twenty-five or so, but there has been one thing after the other that has come along and each time it's like I feel somewhat constrained to start another one!

Just a few days ago, it was the "Playing Mommy" board and yesterday, well, someone repinned a photo which has been on the "Beautiful Children" board for quite a long time. A thought has been playing around in my mind for a month or so, but when the above picture was repinned, it pushed me over. Hence, once again a new board for SG.

Now what do you see in this picture? In my opinion, what stands out most is the sibling love, manifested in care and protection of the older for the younger. In this particular instance, it's two brothers who have a need and a great one at that. We don't know the circumstances behind why they found themselves in that situation, just that it's there for us to see. But for me, while I see the need, more than the need itself, and overriding it, I'm seeing, and feeling, the love. And thus, today, the board called "Sibling Love" is born.

Some of the pictures pinned on this board will be needy children, but some will be children in a comfortable and loving home situation with two parents. Some may be in a loving one parent home. But some will not have parents at all. And what better time to remember children like these than the week coming up on "Orphan Sunday."

These two children, the cover picture for the new board, are here to represent two things: One, the brand new board displaying love between brothers, sisters, brothers and sisters. Two, a needful reminder of the orphans, some of them even finding themselves struggling to live on the streets, homeless. May God have mercy on them, but even more, may He impress on each of our hearts a desire to find ways to help.

Maxine, a/k/a Nanna


  1. I love this idea for your new board, Maxine. The photos you have chosen tug at my heartstrings. I didn't know that this Sunday is Orphan Sunday, but I will indeed ask the Lord to show me how I may help. I wanted to adopt many years ago, but my husband wisely knew that between our 2 jobs (I was a teacher and he works in Social Work) it would be hard. After I found out I have a disability, I knew God was closing that door. But there are so many other ways to help. I get complacent at times; thank you for reminding me that there is room in my heart to pray for the orphans of this world and for children in general.

  2. Laurie, I don't know what I would do without you and your support. Honestly. But yes, there are many of those pictures on that board that have brought tears to my eyes. One that you repinned still does, every time I see it. We're often limited as to what we can do, but we sure can pray and I know you will. I didn't know about the disability, but you are just where God wants you to be in your life with all you're doing for those grandchildren. We all serve different ways. As long as we're serving.

    Thanks for taking the time to comment and encourage. Sometimes God sends someone when most needed, but I'll tell you about that another time.