"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

Friday, May 27, 2011

Forget Me Not Friday!

As summer vacation approaches ,we are all making some great plans to spend time with our children. I can not help but think about some of these children that will age out during our summer holidays. Forever losing their chance at knowing the love of a family!
Help spread the word about all of these beautiful kids!
Do not ever under estimate the power of one person!
Get involved!

Stunning Sophia 6/23/1997


Makayla 8/17/1997

CP; ages out Aug 2011!
Amazing little girl that has adapted with her SN and uses her feet!

Boy 7/1/1997

Postoperative VSD repair

Posing as if to say "Choose me" :(

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Letting go

Some say there are five not seven stages of grief. I am not really sure who is correct because when you are living it there is no clear cut pattern that grief follows . I gave up trying to count them in fact ,I decided to just follow her lead.

I have learned that when people ask how Pei is adjusting and I say "great" I am setting myself up for another journey into the trenches of grief.

Or maybe we thought that she had moved on only to be reminded that in fact she was still silently struggling .

Or just maybe I had just begun to accept some of this as her personality.

Do not get me wrong Pei has an infectious giggle and a smile that can just light up a room . But there also is a serious side that is never far from the surface.

But we have seen a change recently.

I mean a drastic change.

We have seen less of this girl.

In fact, we have not see this girl at all.

But instead I would like to introduce you to who has taken her place.

A little girl who seems lost no more,

A little girl who radiates confidence and happiness.

A little girl who can not contain or hide her smile .

Grief is a complicated and often misunderstood emotion. Pei is a master at stonewalling. Behind that wall was fear, anger and sadness. That is a large load for such small shoulders to bear.

I realized that I could not force this process ,it had to be at her own pace.

But it appears that the walls have come down ...

and unveiled is the most amazing little girl just wanting to be loved ,accepted and belong.

This is the beautiful face of letting go

... and man it is beautiful!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Welcome to our new hangout!

To say that the girls LOVE the sandbox is an understatement! So, we decided to upgrade the little turtle sandbox that sat on the patio. After getting an umbrella ,a couple of chairs and 2,000 lbs of sand ... they have their own little paradise!

I think the girls are pretty pleased with the results!

But I do not think everyone likes the sandbox !

Look at that face!

Maybe I should have titled this post "Mischief Makers".

Friday, May 13, 2011

Forget Me Not Friday!

Every Friday I am focusing on children that are dangerously close to aging out in China. Once they turn 14 their chance to be loved and cherished by a family is gone.

Girl 10/1997

birthmarks, nevus
contact WACAP

Ages out in July (DOB July 1997)

repaired CL/CP; blood disorder

contact WACAP

Athletic girl 9/23/1998

Healthy - positive for HepB

Healthy Girl! Her special need is her age :(

~8-1997~ contact GWCA

This is just a beautiful group of girls !!!!! Please pass the word on about these precious kids and help them not be forgotten!!!!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Forget Me Not Friday!

I am back again with a few more precious children to add to last weeks list. If you have not seen the girls from last Friday that are still waiting scroll down to take a look.

All of these kids are dangerously close to "aging out" in China. When they reach the ripe old age of 14 their chances of ever knowing the love of a family are gone. Forever. At 14, they are deemed unadoptable and are considered "unlucky" in their society with their orphan status.

So please pass the word on about these sweet kids !

Beautiful girl ! 12/10/1998
cl lip palate, Hep B

I love this girl! Why is she still waiting!!!!!!

Boy albinism 9/14/1998
He wants a family! :(

His future is so grim if he does not find a family.

Beautiful Jennie! - Girl -Hep B -8/12/1998

CHY Fall 1997

ages out fall 1997

So precious !!!!!!

For info on any of these children contact Annie: 5puppies@comcast.net