"We witness a miracle every time a child enters into life. But those who make their journey home across time & miles, growing within the hearts of those who wait to love them, are carried on the wings of destiny and placed among us by God's very own hands."--- Kristi Larson

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Merry Christmas!

I hope everyone had a blessed Christmas ! We certainly did! The kids had a blast with all of their new loot.I have never seen our living room so full of gifts.

Tex even joined in on the festivities!

Ava has been home for over two years and knows the Christmas gift routine. But we were not sure how Pei would do .Well, lets just say she was not overwhelmed one bit! At one point she looked at me and said "more"! She loved every single second of it!!!!

But Ava kept us grounded and continued to remind us what Christmas was really out... Baby Jesus's birthday! She said she was going to hold him at his birthday party because he is sooo cute :) Ava's speech is coming along so well and she continues to make us laugh with all that she has to say!

Pei has been home four months and continues to amaze us with her progress. In that four months she has found her place in her new family.It shows with every hug and smile she shares. How truly blessed we are that she is now home with us and we can share our lives with her forever.

And thank you Santa for the laser pointer!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Robert at New Day needs your help!

Look at this sweet face! This is Robert at New Day and he needs heart surgery. He is currently available for adoption in China and waiting on his Mom and Dad to find him! So while he waits to be found he needs to have his little heart fixed.

There is one post on the New Day blog about Robert that totally got to me . This is what it read:

"Robert, especially, seems to be really wanting a family these days... yesterday he watched a plane go through the sky. He pointed up at it and named off some of the other children who have been matched with families. (The children all associate airplanes with getting adopted, as they know they leave on airplanes.) Then he said, "I don't have pictures of my family yet. I don't have a mom and a dad."

That is truly heart breaking.

Roberts best friend , Ethan , has a wonderful family http://throughthemagicinthestars.blogspot.com/ who has taken Robert under their wing. They are putting together a fundraiser for Robert's heart surgery. The following message is from Tonya and Mike, Ethan's mom and dad.

"Sometimes I'd like to ask God why He allows poverty,
famine and injustice when He could do something about it.
But I'm afraid God might ask me the same question"

Robert was born on October 9, 2006. He was abandoned at the the gate of a local orphanage on March 9, 2007. When his parents couldn't be located, they admitted him into the hospital and diagnosed him with a severe heart defect.
He's received two surgeries to repair his heart defect so far and needs a third surgery. The organization that paid for his first two surgeries is no longer able to take care of him, so they returned him to his orphanage. Due to his extensive medical needs, his home orphanage asked New Day to take him while he waits for his third surgery. He came to New Day on March 11, 2010. He loves to be praised and he's able to understand and communicate with adults.
We know Robert's case is very difficult, but we hope to see him grow stronger and have a long and healthy life Robert is one of Ethan’s best friends at New Day Foster Home. We want to help Robert get his heart surgery.
We are willing to match ANY amount that you donate in order for this to happen! If you are willing to help in any way, the information for making contributions is below.
Surgery Needed:Heart Disease - Single ventricle, single atrium, pulmonary atresia Surgery cost: $10,000
Tax-deductible donations to the medical/surgical fund can be made by check or on-line through PayPal. If you would like your contribution to go towards Robert’s medical expenses, please e-mail us at
foster@newdaycreations.com. If donating by check make it payable to:
New Day Charities P.O. Box 311671New Braunfels, TX 78131-1671Please write “NDFH Medical and Surgical Fund for Robert” in the memo line of your check

I received this email from Adoptive Families requesting a survey about adoption time and cost. http://www.adoptivefamilies.com/articles.php?aid=1617
They will draw one winner for a $500. donation to the charity of your choice. It takes about 3 minutes to complete and I put New Day Charities (Roberts heart surgery fund) as my charity choice .
This is so simple and it could be a quick $ 500 for his heart surgery fund!

If enough of us pull together we could win this for this handsome fellow :)

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Help Needed!!!

Calling all of Santa's little helpers! This is a call for help straight from these little cuties at New Day ! Look at these beautiful faces ! Sigh:) How can you not help you ask !!!!! Well just read below what is on their blog ! And head over to the operation giggle webpage and help Santa get to New Day! We were blessed to sponsor beautiful Serena this year!The girls had a blast shopping for her!

We know that the rules of Wordless Wednesday specifically say that one is not to include words, but we've bent the rules before and we have some important news.Many of you know, and are intricately involved with the Operation Giggle program that is going on right now. This amazing group of people has joined together, for the second year in a row, to sponsor Christmas presents for every single child in our foster home. In a few short days they will be shipping us boxes full of wrapped goodies for the children to open at our Christmas party. But they have a problem. Are you interested in helping? Just head on over to Sherri's blog for more information!