Sunday, December 30, 2012

Sunday Love

I love Sundays!! Day of rest, worship and DONATION DAY!! I know people may not think much of it, or that $6 a week is much, but it all counts. A Little Can Mean A Lot. I love watching my boys funds grow. I donate and then hit the refresh button just to watch the number grow. I love praying everyday while I run. I pray for love, food and attention for these boys. I pray for their forever family to find them. I pray that my small donation will become big and help a family step out in faith to bring these boys home.

I know after Christmas time can be hard financially on all of us. We all have $1 or $2 that we can donate. It may not seem like much now, but it all adds up. If you can spare a small donation to my boys funds I would greatly appreciate it and so will their families one day. You will be a part of the solution to end the orphan crisis. It will make you feel good deep down in your heart and Jesus will smile! Once again here are the sweet faces of the boys that weigh so heavily on my heart. I will post their pictures again and also their webpage if you feel lead to donate. Plus I can not resist the cuteness!

Chech out this work in progress also:

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!!

Merry Christmas to all my family, friends, and followers! I can not help but to feel happy and all warm inside at how blessed we as a family are these days. We are all happy, healthy, and enjoying life. This year since we have moved back to Oregon we have been surrounded by family and friends, been invited to gatherings and brought lots of plates of cookies!

Although I am happy, I can not help but have a hint of sadness in my heart for all the orphans in the world. Especially my heart boys Copeland and Garrison. I want to wish these 2 special boys a Merry Christmas! I wish I could say that they would be receiving a gift and hearing all about the birth of Jesus and being snuggled today, but that just is not reality. They probably do not even know that it is Christmas or that today is any different then any other day. This morning as I ran (yes ran my miles for my boys even on Christmas) I prayed hard, harder then normal. I prayed these sweet boys would be loved on today, smiled at, fed, and kept warm and dry. I prayed that the Lord would put that love in a mother and father's heart extra hard today that they may see these boys as their own and step out in faith on this adoption journey. I can not wait until I see these 2 on the My Family Found Me page on .

For now I can help by donating to the boys funds and if you feel so inclined also, please donate. Let's get their funds full and pray together that the boys will find a forever family. That this year will be their last in an orphanage for Christmas. That is my Christmas wish. Merry Christmas boys!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Happy Birthday to Me!

Today is my B-day, when people find out this it usually brings up a lot of comments: Do you get jipted on presents?,Wow, I would not like that, Do you get one big present, and even more I can not think of at the moment. That is another post though. I just came by to share a very special gift I received from my husband. He bought me my very own web domain!! I am very excited about this as this is another opportunity for me to get to share what is on my heart and get the word out about the orphan crisis around the world and what we can do to help. I am constantly telling my family a little means a lot, a little can go a long way, so the name he chose is just perfect. So Bookmark it people and watch as this site grows and changes. Lots of ideas on the horizon I can not wait to get it all started!!!!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Tomorrow is Donation Day!!!

Tomorrow is Sunday and it will be my 1st full week of running my 2 miles a day for Copeland and Garrison! Last week I had just started and did 4 days. It felt good. I would get up early while most were still sleeping and get on that treadmill and run, and pray. I prayed everyday for God to hold these boys in his hands, to make them feel loved, to feed them, to let one person a day at least smile at them and care for them as a mother would. I prayed for their forever family to find them and find them quickly so that they can experience a family and receive the medical attention that they need. Tomorrow I will donate $6 to each boys funds. It may not sound like much, but it slowly adds up. It makes a difference when a family steps forward to adopt them. If you feel so compelled to donate along with me I would be forever grateful. Even if you can only do a little bit, or only to one of the boys it will make a difference. I am going to add their photos again so you can see there sweet faces and also add the link to their official Reece's Rainbow page. The donate button is on their page. Thank you and I challenge you to pray for a child this holiday season and always.

Aren't they darling? I think so. I run because I have the freedom to do so and these little boys are stuck in a crib, in an orphanage. They need out. Could you be their family?

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Monday, December 17, 2012

Come Out, Come Out Where Ever You Are...

your family is waiting for you little one or ones! We are officially out of the Home Study phase and into the Matching phase. HOME STUDY IS COMPLETE!!!! So pray for us as a family as now we wait patiently to be match with a child or children. This process can take a while. Pray that our future child or children's hearts are open to all the change and love that will come upon them when they enter our home! This is going to be FUN!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

It's Official!

I am an official Guardian Angel and Prayer Warrior for this sweet little boy!

And I am also the official Prayer Warrior of this cutie patootie!

I will br praying my heart out everyday that these boys find their forever family. That until they come home, someone will show them the love that they deserve, that they will never be hungry, and that they will be safe and surrounded in Gods arms everyday.

I will be helping to raise their grant money funds to help off set the cost of their adoptions You will hear me talking about them, writing about them, and begging for them. They are both so young, and so ready to live life in a family. They deserve this, they deserve the medical interventions and therapies. I can not wait for the day they are CHOSEN!

Right now since I have just started this path I started a challenge with myself. I will run 2 miles a day, taking Sundays off to rest. I started on Wed. when I made the commitment to these boys. I will then donate $2 a day for my run. So by Sunday my day of rest I will be donating $6 per little boy into there funds. The slogan/title I came up with is:

" 2 miles a day because I can, and they are not even given the option"

See what I have learned with following the international adoption blogs and world is that a lot of these kids sit in their cribs all day long. Some are drugged to keep them more in a sedated state and easier to care for. They are not often offered services or therapies to help with their delays or disabilities. They often only get a couple diaper changes a day and sit in their own bodily waste for hours, they cry and nobody comes to see what is wrong. So then they just stop crying. It just breaks my heart and I hope that it breaks yours too. We need to step up in even the smallest ways to help the least of these. It is our Godly duty.

I challenge you to challenge yourself. You may not want to run 2 miles a day, but you could match my donation every Sunday to help raise these kids funds. Be a part of helping these boys find families. You are welcome though to run along side of me in this challenge. Just think of all the freedoms we have everyday. The freedom to come and go, to eat as we wish, to be clean and dry. Last you can pray. Pray for these boys sweet faces, and pray for me as I try to help in any way I can.

This will be a very rewarding experience in the end.

You can read about the boys and many other orphans that need our help here at

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Thankful Thursday!

Today I am thankful for family. Not just my family but all families that open their hearts and homes to children in need. Building a family these days is done in many different ways. Through Birth,Adoption, and Marriage (blending families). I am so thankful for those families that choose adoption. John 14:18 (NIV) says I will not leave you as orphans. I will come to you. Psalms 82:3 (NIV) Defend the cause of the weak and the fatherless: maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed. Proverbs "Once our eyes are opened, we cannot pretend we do not know what to do. God, who weighs our hearts and keeps our souls, knows we know and holds us responsible to act"

Last night my kids and I got to welcome a family home with their 2 new little blessings! It was so amazing to follow this families journey and the witness the Homecoming. It was surreal. These children were not just pictures anymore.

They are home with a family forever.

Adoption makes families and gives children the love and homes that they need and deserve.My family has been blessed by adoption once already and I know we will again! Think about it, pray about it, ADOPTION ROCKS!!!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Snow, Snow, Sunriver!

Over the Mountain we went 7 people, 5 which were adults, and all our luggage stuffed into my mini van! We were headed on a mini vacation for Kopelan's 5th B-day (I still can not believe my baby is 5 years old). We thought going to Sunriver, OR would be a new experience, a small town where we could take the kids snow tubing, swimming, ice skating and even geocaching and they did it all. I do have to say though the snowball fight between Kopelan and Kendall vs. Daddy and Uncle Richie seems to be the highlight of the weekend that they will not stop talking about.

It was just another great weekend spent with family. We got to meet up with other family members some that live down that way and some that were just visiting. There seriously is nothing better then family time.