I created this blog when my sweet little girl, Kristen, was diagnosed with cancer, for the third time. After fighting for almost 3 years Kristen was called home to that same God who gave her life. One of my favorite quotes comes from Neal A. Maxwell- "Those who "plow in hope" not only understand the law of the harvest but they also understand what growing seasons are all about. True, those with genuine hope may see their proximate circumstances shaken like a kaleidoscope at times, yet with the "Eye of faith" they still see divine design." Kristen blessed lives and continues to do so. Her light continues to shine. As for me, I continue to "plow in hope" knowing well that Kristen is mine for eternity. Families can be together forever!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

heaven on earth

I would like to introduce you to a 
sweet child named Heaven
Isn't she Heavenly.
This sweet little girl sits in an orphanage. She is a number to the outside world.
 No snuggles and kisses at night. No tender moments...
Until Now

I recently received an e-mail from someone I have never met.
. It would seem that this family has found
and fallen in love with Heaven.
  It would also seem that my sweet Kristen
had something to do with this family finding Heaven.
Here is the e-mail...
You will never know how special you and Kristen are to me. I followed your journey, laughed and cried so many times. Most importantly, I learned. I learned that Down Syndrome has many blessings with it. I knew things were not always easy, but they were always worth it. She was your ROCK star. Mine too. You taught me that Down Syndrome is nothing to be scared of. I was ignorant. Your daughters showed me how proud they were of Kristen, through your writing and pictures. You showed me that I could do it. Kristen showed me that every minute is worth truly living and worth living with joy. So now my family is taking a leap of faith and traveling to Bulgaria to bring this little treasure home. The moment I saw her I knew she was my child. Because of you, my heart was open to accept it. Thank you.

If you are anything like me, you will probably need to run and get a tissue about now.
Kristen's life had touched so many.
Her light is shining like never before.
I often go to Reese's Rainbow  to look at the children
who are waiting. I usually have to stop looking because I am brought to
tears. My heart aches for them.
I know I can't go and rescue one.
But there are things I can do.
I do it every day.
I pray for them.
I pray that they will be comforted.
I pray that they can feel peace and love.
I pray that their family will find them.
It's working.

Meet Maribel
She was born in August of 2007
She is described as a kind girl, calm and affectionate with others.
 She knows her name and is able to distinguish between others.
 She loves to play with toys.
 She eats and sleeps well.
 And look at the giant bow on her head! That means she is an orphanage favorite.
She is waiting for her family to find her.
Are you her mama?
She already has over $1200.00 in her adoption fund!

I am her Christmas Warrior!
which means she has a  focused voice of advocacy 
this Christmas. 
I will be spotlighting her and sponsoring
a fundraiser among other things.

Please say a prayer for the children


Kristin said...

Wow - Incredible!!!!!

Zoey's mom, Heather said...

But you HAVE rescued one Polly, through your amazing girl, you had a huge part in the rescuing of precious Heaven.

What an incredible story and a testament to why we blog and why we share our children with the world.

Love to you my beautiful friend.

Rochelle said...

You are such a huge blessing. I am so thankful that this family stepped up and is bringing Heaven home. And for you my friend, your sweet Christmas angel was one of our girls we were praying about when we started the adoption process. I can't believe she is still available she is so darn cute and needs a family!

The VW's said...

WOW! Love this!

I also love Maribel.....she has been on my heart since I saw her sweet face! Thanks for looking out for her!

stephanie said...

I love Little Miss Heaven!! i just started following her blog! Figures Kristen would be somehow involved with "Heaven" finding home!! Love it!!

Marabel has been one of my long time favorites!! Hoping this is her Christmas!! Get Kristen on it, she'll take care of Marabel's family finding her.