Sunday, September 11, 2016

Apple Picking - I needed it!

So Many Photos

because these people make me happy

It makes my heart melt when this big brother loves on his siblings.



First time ever apple picking 










I needed this time outside with me littles,

My heart is a wee bit broken.  I made the very big mistake of falling in LOVE with a beautiful little girl.  Many of you know the story - we advocate every day.  We may even get to visit these precious orphans in their own country, I think I am one of the lucky few who got to do this.

Most we love and work hard to find families for.

But

Occasionally we start dreaming of a special one, one that just grabs our hearts a little harder than most.  We start  making plans for them, imagining how they will blossom and grow and flourish in our homes with the children that are all ready ours.   We fall in LOVE.  Sometimes our dreams get the best of us.

This is were I sit.  Broken.  She wan't meant to be ours.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

First Day of School 2016

Nathaniel is in 7th grade. 12 years old




Evelyn is in 5th grade. 12 years old



My little Na is in 3rd grade.  9 years old


I adore these beautiful girls



I may of shed a tear this morning when this punk DROVE off to his Junior year. 

Zach 16


Love my Peeps.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Her birthday

 I ran out this morning to grab her favorite doughnuts while her daddy was making her favorite eggs.


This probably happens in most of my friends homes on a very special birthday.  

See these cute little hands reaching for her sparkly pink flowers.  The beautiful little fingers with chipped nail polish.  Can you imagine what her birth mom would give to witness all of what our girl has become and all of what she will become.

I can only imagine.  I would give so much to tell her just how much this daughter of ours is LOVED and to Thank her for our girl.  


NINE


This sweet girl went and turned NINE years old.  


She is really such a sweet kid, who loves big and wants to do good just about all of the time.  

Check out these cute shoes she got


from her cousin




Grandpa busted out the guitar.  This girl deserves a proper round of "Happy Birthday"



 Happy Birthday my precious love!


Friday, June 17, 2016

THANK YOU!!

Oh My Gosh!! Ya'll donated big!!  

I was waiting for this post because I needed this picture.  Ha!  I know it is probably the least exciting photo of all time.  Honestly it is BIG!!

First let me fill you in on what it is.  Drum roll please . . . A/C Unit.  FOR THE KIDS!!  Let me tell you it was HOT on that second floor orphanage.  


And just so you can see some of the precious faces it will help comfort this summer and in years to come.  
















Not only are we keeping these sweet kids cool.  This gift opened the door to a new agreement with Agape Adoptions and the orphanage.  This  means they can place these kids with forever families.    This is GOOD GOOD news!!


We were also able to bring these treats to the kids at a different orphanage.   The first thing they went for was the Milk!




Then there was all of this . . . I schlepped  3 50lb suitcases along with my carry-ons.  No Joke!!  Myriam did the same.  We got quite the stares.  

We were able to give to all 5 orphanages!  Thank you!


Myriam and I both THANK YOU so very much!

On a personal note it meant a lot to me to have all of your love and support.  Thank you just isn't enough!

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Tiffany - Foster Care

After visiting an orphanage we headed out to see a few of the kids in foster homes.  Our final stop for the day was to see Tiffany.

As we drove up we saw these 2 ladies.  Um Yea . . . they were tough, strong and weathered looking.  Bad Ass!!  They must have carried an entire truck load of pipes that afternoon.  



After winding through the alleys roads we came upon this sweet face.  Actually, when we first got to the foster home Tiffany was crying.  She was going to miss the second half of school and was really sad.  This girl loves school.  Honestley, she really doesn't like it when she sees the orphanage people.  She worries she will have to go back there and it makes her so so sad.  


Tiffany is 6 years old.   She went to live with her foster family when she was a wee one.  Upon arrival she was very sick and frail.  Her foster family says they honestly didn't know if she would make it.  Well here she is many years later.  Clearly she made it!  Isn't she ADORABLE!!!  


She wrote her numbers for us.





She even sang a cute little song.  If only you could hear her sweet voice, it was precious.





 Tiffany is smart and silly.  She has Cerebral Palsy which in my eyes seemed very mild.  


Oh My!  I can't get enough of her cuteness.  



She took us out front and for started running down this steep hill.  I was terrified she would biff it.  NOPE!  She made it to the bottom with ease. 





 We played a little game of tag, her giggle was darling !!!


 Clearly I took about a 1004 photos of her.  I couldn't help myself.  

I would absolutely LOVE to find Tiffany a  momma and baba!  Could she be your girl?  

Contact Myriam or me with any questions.