Tuesday, March 04, 2008

all orphans go to heaven

Costica (1999-2008)
(his Bartman sweater makes me smile every time I look at this picture)
(he was always going around asking everyone if they wanted a massage and then he would dutifully give your shoulders a few squeezes followed by his signature karate chopping action)

Now you can rest, sweet boy.
Now you have family.

10 comments:

Lemme said...

wow...that must have been the most incredible and humbling experience...i could never have done it. you really are amazing liz!

Lucy, Marc and Katie said...

What a sweet tribute.

ericandbrookesblog said...

He looks like such a sweet little spirit. You have so much love to offer...

Sassy Rachel said...

Liz! How did you hear that he passed? Oh what a dear he was! He definitely is in heaven and I'm grateful for the knowledge we have. Miss you!

Emily said...

Liz, Thanks for posting this! It's nice to think anout this sweet little man having peace and freedom from physical ailments. God bless sweet Costica.

Anonymous said...

Hey,

What a tender heart rending reminder to us all. Thanks!
I'm thinking of your sweet orphans and what a reunion it will be at the great gathering place in Heaven. I love you Liz...
Mom J

J&A said...

Liz,
I miss that little guy and his darling personality. He made me laugh every time that I saw him. I cant believe all of the memories that I have of us in that play room. I am so glad that you posted this. How did you hear about his death?

Alyssa

ls said...

Rach and Alyssa,

Holly (the current office facilitator) emailed me about his death. She was one of the girls who went on the program when I was facilitator and then she ended up being a field facilitator for 2 semesters so she is totally all over the current goings on in the program and is very sweet to send out updates about important things like that.

The Brande Bunch said...

oh bless his little heart! I loved him so much... That is so great that you still get updates. At least we all know that he is in a much better place now.

Kevin, Danica, & Claire said...

so my husband served his mish in bulgaria and would really like me to go over with him to volunteer in an orphanage there. i know it'd be an amazing experience, but i'm hesitant. i think it'd be too overwhlemingly sad for me. i think i would want to adopt everyone of them and bring them home with me. i think it would be so difficult, even with a gospel/eternal perspective. thoughts? would you do it again? is a better thing to do when you're single? was it one of the hardest (and most rewarding) experiences of your life?