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. I've contemplated on many occasions rather I should quit this blog or not. Each time I am inspired that I should not. 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! This I know. Our family continues to live and to love and this is our story...

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Do Something Extra

These are a few of the children who  have stolen my  heart.
I can no longer sit here in silence.
These precious girls as well as many others need a home NOW.
Believe me, If I could I would already be on a plane.

World Down Syndrome Day is March 21.
The NDSS is asking that we 

"Do Something Extra"

in honor of those with an extra 21st chromosome.
One of the "something extra things" I am planning on doing is to be
a LOUDER voice for these precious children who are in orphanages
waiting for their family.
Each day from now until March 21st I will spotlight one of these little 
sweethearts from Reece's Rainbow,
in hopes that someone will see the love in their eyes 
and make the commitment to save a child.

Meet Catherine 
Date of Birth: December 2004
Eyes: Blue
Hair: blond
Character: Sociable, calm, affectionate



Meet Miss Bernadette  
Girl, born November 1996
Diagnosis:  Down syndrome  
Miss Bernadette, what a beautiful smile you have!   Hoping your Mama sees this picture and comes to bring you home — please don't wait!  Bernadette's age doesn't leave her much time to find her family.  She can only be adopted at all if she finds a family before November!   Her chance at any life outside these four walls will be over if we can't find a family for her.
 She’s a lovely little girl in appearance. Despite being 15, she looks about 8 years old, and a petite 8 at that.  She is a sweet little girl with plenty of energy.  She likes what most 8 year olds would like- dolls, playing with toys, watching cartoons. Lots more photos, she is SO friendly and was so excited to have her photo taken.  Interested families should be homestudy approved prior to commitment.
$9100.83 is available towards the cost of Bernadette's adoption!




Meet Miss Masha
Girl, Born July 2003
 Masha is a very special and blessed 8 year old girl.  Not only does she have Down syndrome and a personality that lights up a room, she won over the hearts of the ABC News journalists who visited with her in May 2011 when filiming their story about Reece’s Rainbow and the needs of orphans with Down syndrome in Eastern Europe.  They followed one of our adoptive families on their journey to Mia, but met Masha and so many others hidden away in mental institutions. 
Because Masha is in an institution, interested families should be home study approved prior to commitment.   Previous adoptive and/or Down syndrome experience preferred.  Large families and older parents welcome, married couples only, travel required.   
$2627.95 is available towards the cost of Masha's adoption!

These children need you!
Please visit Reece's Rainbow for more info.

2 comments:

Heather said...

We're adopting a little girl from Catherine's region. It's been wonderful to work with so far, compared to others in *R*. If anyone has any questions about adopting from Region 8, feel free to email me at hfillmore at digis dot net.

ABandCsMom said...

I thought Catherine was Kristen, as a little girl!