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Thursday, February 24, 2011

In Case Your Wondering & My Heart Today:)

Charlie & Levi are doing AMAZING:) It has been almost 5 months since they arrived HOME & it seems like they have been with us forever!!!! Every day they learn something new & everyday we see the sparkle that was once lost returning to their sweet little eyes. All the rest of the children have adjusted so well to having 2 new brother's. Yesterday as I wrote down all the kids ages 18,16,13,11,8,7,6,5,4,3 I thought Hmmmm... now all we need is a 2 and 1yr old. LOL God has truly blessed our family & every day we are learning more and more how to truly rely on God for EVERYTHING!!! All of the Good, the Bad & the Ugly that I go through in this life is GROWING ME. Growing me closer to the ONE who I will one day spend eternity with. I don't know where God is leading us next, but what I do know is that I WILL be following Him! More children, missions, who knows?? Wherever he sends us we WILL Go!

Our small bible study group has read our way through Crazy Love, Radical & now When Helping Hurts. I have been digging deeper into God's Word & God has used all of these things to take me to a new a wonderful place where I feel a constant urge to join Him wherever he is working. It's not always easy because we all have our own agenda, but it's what he commands of us. Did you know that one of the reasons Israel was sent into captivity was because of her failure to care for the poor? "There should be no poor among you" Deut 15:4 Yes there was an unbelievable amount of idolatry going on, but they had failed so many people in need. God restored Israel and expected them(and us) to embody a kingdom in which there is no poverty Rev 21:1-4 And let me tell you that We. Are. Failing!!

"This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. (that's you & me) And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers. If anyone has material possesions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? Dear children, (that's us again) let us not love with words or tongue but with ACTIONS and in TRUTH." 1 John 3:16-18

As Christians most of us understand this but where we FAIL is with the ACTION part. We MUST find where we can take ACTION to be a part of caring for the poor, the widows & the orphans. God has commanded us to do so! There is absolutely no excuse for poverty. period!

This is what God says will happen if we share our food, provide shelter, clothe them and NEVER turn away from those in need.

"Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will quickly appear; then your righteousness will go before you, and the glory of the Lord will be your rear gaurd. Then you will call, and the Lord will answer; you will cry for help, and he will say: Here I am. If you do away with the yoke of opression, with the pointing finger and malicious talk, and if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the opressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday" Isa 58:1-3, 5-10

Wow!! Nuff said!

I Urge you to find where God what's YOU to join HIM, where He is ALREADY working!


Glasses #1

Day 1 - wore them for approx 5hrs with strap & appeared to LOVE them

Day 2 - Went to school, wore for 1 hour & then bent them & threw them across the room losing ear piece, went straight to get them repaired, put wrap around ear peices on

Day 3 - wore them to school, 2hrs, lost strap,bent leg, straight to get them repaired

Day 4 - wore to school 2 hrs, lost nose piece, straight to get new nose piece

Day 5 - bent into unrecognizeable metal, straightened them ourselves, they will never be the same!

*Somebody tell me where I can find the cute little rubber frames???

Cute Huh???

I will tell you that he was fitted incorrectly. Temple length too long & lens size to large. (Now I know) I have learned my lesson. Even after the wrap around temples were put on they still never touched the back of his ear & they would not stay up unless we put a strap on tight, which then caused the nose piece to dig into his nose. Oye! I do think he liked the fact that he could see, but was frustrated with the poor fit.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Are You My Family?????


The LAST Little DS Sweetie at Charlie & Levi's Orphanage Needs a Mommy & Daddy!!!!

This Sweet Little guy is precious!! All of these sweeties with DS have joined there "Forever Families" ~Bella, Max, Lilly, Amelia, Jessa, Joseph, Charlie & Levi AND....these will soon be joining their "Forever Families" ~Leesia, Jackson, & Micah! We want Antonio to have a family too!!! He has $2330 in his Adoption Grant towards his adoption

PLEASE Help us find Antonio's "Forever Family"

Wordless Wednesday

Levi telling his friend goodbye at the orphanage... bittersweet;)

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


This is the amount that Jayson has in his adoption grant fund. It is slowly moving towards the $2000 mark. Jayson's family will need $23,000 to bring him home. AND the quicker his Grant Fund increases the quicker he can find a "Forever Family" There are SO many adoptive families ready to bring a child into their family, but few that can fund the adoption themselves. Please help these sweet chubby cheeks to find their way into a loving family where he will be cherished and loved. Where he can thrive and receive medical care that he can not recieve where he lives now. What a sweet son he would make!

You can donate directly to Jayson's Grant Fund by clicking HERE or by clicking on the CHIPIN button on the sidebar. Both go directly to Reece's Rainbow. Both are tax deductible:)

Who could resist this little face:)