Thursday, March 31, 2011
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
More importantly, Ms. Heaton is lending her international star power to Reece's Rainbow and that will hopefully help spread the word to help Kirill and his family and the other families who are in the process of adoption.
Speaking of adoption, I had a visitor today in the store. Susan's story is so beautiful. She has two precious girls...
Sunday, March 27, 2011
There is a little boy named Kirill. He lives in an orphanage in eastern Europe. His basic needs are being met, but as most babies living in an institutional setting, the surroundings are quite modest and he is void of the love only a family can give. And this is where the story breaks down.
Kirill has a family waiting for him. They have spent a great deal of time preparing, raising the needed funds, completing mountains of paperwork. They have even held him in their arms. On August 10, 2010, they felt that human attachment. They experienced that first moment when Kirill wrapped his arms around their necks. Their hearts are wide open with desire and love. This past week they returned to Eastern Europe to being Kirill home. Instead, their arms are empty. They were denied.
That's right. DENIED. The judge told them because Kirill has Down syndrome, he would be better off in the orphanage. In a cold sterile institution. I have been wrestling with this from the moment I first read it. For many reasons. Some to personal to share here. I just can't fathom how another human being could possibly think this way. By denying this little boy a family this judge has denied him the chance to ever experience true love. She has denied him the possibility of ever having a bond with a mother, of having siblings interact with him, of having a family support system, a real family to celebrate his birthday each year. She has denied him access to quality health care. All because he has Down syndrome.
My heart is breaking for this little boy. For the Davis family. Yet, they are not giving up. Please go to their blog. Read Kirill's story. Pray with all your might that something will cause this judge to rethink her decision. To change her mind. To realize that it is because he has Down syndrome that he deserves a family. A family to love him each and everyday. A family who WANTS him.
Saturday, March 26, 2011
When we got there this really nice man said hello. His name is Mark.
Friday, March 25, 2011
OK I gotta go. The Buckeyes are playing. Sweet Sixteen. Hey, that's like my birthday party. Oh speaking of my dogs...they are modeling right now...no not on the bed...in the front window. Check them out. Good doggies. Go Buckeyes!!!
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Yep, there were 42 new bolts of batiks. And then she told me I needed to unwrap them. All of 42.
Monday, March 21, 2011
With side effects. Side effects from knowing a person with Down syndrome include, joy, laughter, frustration, wonderment, awe, perplexity, surprise, fascination, confusion and love, love, love. Quoted from Beth Lennox, the very wise mother of beautiful Hannah, age 13.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
I wonder who this is from?
Monday, March 14, 2011
Saturday, March 12, 2011
We had so much to do. We are packing up more pillowcases. Thank you to everyone who is bringing them in.
Friday, March 11, 2011
So I am just sitting at the front window watching the plows on the street. My mom has to go to the office to process payroll. I hope she doesn't get stuck. She took a shovel with her. I think I will go back to bed. Then I will get up and watch a movie.
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
and all our other blogging friends in Utah. I will be there from May 9 until May 15. Stay tuned for details. Yippee!!!!!!!!!! I can't wait:)
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
I really can't believe all the mail I am getting. I wonder what this could be?
Monday, March 7, 2011
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Saturday, March 5, 2011
Lily is in the running to win the cutest Kid of the Year on the Parent Magazine website. She is currently in second place, so she needs all of us to vote!!! Just click this LINK. It is that simple. No signing up or anything. HURRY. The deadline is very soon like tomorrow. Hurry. Please Vote for Lily!!!
Thursday, March 3, 2011
is called Max & Whiskers. And it is so dog gone cute!!!
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
A Jack Russell Terrier and a Yorkshire Terrier.
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Hmm...I wonder what is in here? Looks like a note.