Friday, August 24, 2012

I Believe In Fairies, By Emilia Faith

Oh I believe in Fairies. I've seen them for myself.  They live in my back yard and play with me on warm summer days. They jump and run,and dance along side of me. They are gentle and shy and always so kind.

They come when the sun is getting low and stay for just a short time. But oh what fun we have together!!

Mama says they live underneath her flowers where it's cool and shaded. 

This looks like a nice place to live. Any fairies in here??

OH MY, I think I just saw one!! I hope I didn't scare her!

I think I see one behind the Morning Glories

THERE SHE IS!!! Just like mama said!! Oh she is so cute! And just my size! I think she wants to play with me.

We are clapping hands together!!! And singing a song. I just make up the words as I go along. hehe

Uh oh , where did you go little fairy???


She wants to play hide and seek!!  Gotta go, I'm it!


Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Samantha and Kristina: Teamwork Tuesday, Some Posts are Tougher Than Others

Samantha and Kristina. These two Dumplings and I met some time ago. No, not in person, but on Reece's Rainbow. I fell in love and became their Prayer Warrior. I thought they were absolutely adorable. Not to mention they share my husband and son's birthdays!

I wondered if they found comfort in each other.  I wondered if they even knew they were sisters? Did anyone tell them? Did they just sense it? Did they feel a special connection? A different connection than with the other children? 

I took comfort in the fact that wherever they were at least they had each other.

Last winter my dear friend Jane traveled to Orphanage  50 . It was thought that these two sweet sisters were there. I was beyond excited to think Jane would get a chance to hold these girls, and whisper to them, that people do love them, that we know they are out there, and are trying to get them a  family. I was also excited that she would bring them a gift from me, crayons and a coloring book. Oh I delighted thinking how excited they would be. A new box of crayons!! Would they love that smell too. I can still remember how I loved opening a new box of crayons when I was a little girl, promising myself to be extra careful not to break any tips and to put them all back in the exact same spot I took them from.  

But news came from Jane that the girls were no longer there, and no one knew where they were. I was heart broken.  And my mind went to dark and scary places. I was thinking the worst. 

Then a miracle!

A photo of Samantha! Alive and well!! And much bigger than her picture on Reece's Rainbow!! A FB friend had actually seen her, held her! I could get lost in those amazing eyes!!!

The sad news was Kristina was not with her. But she's out there!! And waiting. Why they would separate sisters is beyond my comprehension. But I'm not giving up hope that they will someday be reunited, by a family who loves them and wants to hold them forever!

Any family would only benefit from calling these two angels their daughters.


Samantha(older pic)
 November 22, 2004 &
November 27, 2005
Samantha (the oldest), on the left:  Brown hair and stunning green eyes!   Microcephaly, mental retardation, crossed eyes, physically capable, friendly and affectionate girl, will do well in family environment.  High likelihood of fetal alcohol syndrome. 
Kristina, on the right:  cognitively delayed, physically capable, helpful, friendly, likes to play, good girl.
$120.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Sunday, August 19, 2012


Over 800 children have been saved because of Reece's Rainbow.  So many are still waiting.
Could they be waiting for you?

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

It's That Time!

Our Annual Buddy Walk is getting underway!!! It's crazy how we all look forward to this day. If you ever told me this would be one of my most favorite days of the year, I would have died laughing! But this little Dumpling just tuned our world and our thinking upside down!!!!! Thank God!!!

Here she is at last years Buddy Walk.  I'm totally convinced that she thinks we are all there 'just" for her. 

We are in fact there because of her.

The Internet itself is not a big enough place for me to express what Em means to us. 

This pint sized bundle has single handedly saved the day more than once. She is our strength.  As she so innocently goes merrily along her way with a smile and a giggle , she has no idea how she lights the way for us.
She is our world, our everything!

And on September 16th we will be celebrating Emmie and all people with Down syndrome and the magic that goes along with it!

Our Buddy Walk will be at Goddard park in Warwick RI! All are welcome to walk with Team Emilia Faith!!!!

And this year anyone who donates through our First Giving page will receive a Tshirt and lunch! 

Please, whether you are near or far please consider donating to the DSSRI through our page. The DSSRI is devoted to helping, supporting and educating! They are a constant support to all who need them. And a much needed organization. They rely totally on donations to keep doing the good work they do .

Click HERE Emilia's page and to donate!
Thank you1!!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Peek a boo

 I see you!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

A Shared Post of the Utmost Importance

Two little ones in the most desperate need of help. Two little boys who need a family now.

I did not want to take the time to rewrite what was already written from the heart of someone who knows how much distress these boys are in.  This is Julia Nalle 's post. She writes at Micah Six Eight. 

Drowning in Tears

Over two years ago I saw two little boys on RR and fell in love. The very first time I saw their faces I was captured by their sweetness.  I'm a sucker for boys and these two take the cake!!   They were both in the same orphanage and could be adopted together.

I rejoiced the day that they both were moved to the My Family Found Me Page.  They were going to be adopted!! 

But it was not meant to be.  After six months of sitting on the My Family Found Me Page... After six months of growing older... less adoptable... they were dropped. 

Ever since then I have begged God to send a family or two to go get these sweet loves.  Every once in a while I have posted their pictures.  Prayed some more.

My one consolation was that they weren't in a place like Aaron's. 

At least so I thought.

Yesterday I was reading the blog of Renee who is currently in country.  They were meeting their little guy and where he is located is most definitely NOT in a very nice place.  You can read about their experience HERE.  It's not quite to Aaron's level but close.  Too close for comfort.  As they were meeting their little guy they recognized TWO LITTLE PRECIOUS RR BOYS... She was describing these boys and I was interested in knowing who they were.

 I didn't recognize the names so when I clicked the link to see who they were I about fell out of my chair.  They were my Sasha and Niko.  WHAT IN THE WORLD???  I confess.  I began to sob hysterically.  I wept for hours.  I wept for two little boys who are desperate and needy and PLEASE SOMEONE GO GET THEM!!  GET THEM OUT!!!  PLEASE!  I can't type this without the tears pouring down.  They HAD BEEN transferred from the same baby house Aaron was in to a decent older child's internat.  But that place closed and they were transferred AGAIN and this is where they ended up.  Renee's little guy is battered and bruised and desperate to get out too.  SO ARE THESE TWO BABES!!



FROM RENEE'S BLOG ABOUT EVERETT:  This morning, one of the little darlings from RR snuck up next to me and whispered "mama?" and wrapped his arms around my neck, climbing into my lap before I could even answer. He's lost a lot of weight since his RR picture. His face is very thin. His body is long and lean now, tanned dark. His eyes are serious, searching and eager to connect. Over and over, he slid up next to me, easing into my lap as quietly as he could, before someone would snatch him out or fuss at him in Russian (the workers and older kids not us of course). If ever a little boy wanted a mother- it's this one. Actually, it's every one of the boys we met in this groupa, but this one especially.

Sweet and gentle, kind and easygoing. That's how I would describe him. When Moxie's stroller wheels got stuck (she was the entertainment for the boys, they all fought/competed/cooperated to push her around nonstop the entire time lol), he knelt down and fixed them. He didn't push to get a turn at the handles, but stayed close to us, looking into our faces, eager to smile and talk to us when we could. His touch was gentle, his responses quick. He is delayed but he is absolutely darling. His name on RR is "Everett". Chances are, I'll get to spend the rest of the month getting to know him- but I'm giving ya'll the heads up- this kid needs out of this institution ASAP!!!!! He would be great in a family- easygoing, cooperative, and soooooo very desiring of being loved. If any of you mamas are looking for a cuddle bug, Everett is the kid for you!!!! He's so thin- he needs some good food to plump him up- it breaks my heart to see his ribs.

Then she met this one...
FROM RENEE'S BLOG ABOUT OLSON:  Then up comes a little chatterbox, who has the most adorable slight lisp I've ever heard :)  He's Olson on RR.  He's got some meat on his bones- a little bit of a pudge at his belly, looks healthy and good.  He had some issues medically as a kid, but apparently, that's resolved now.  You can see the scarring on his torso from his surgeries.  He runs, plays, hoolahoops and does everything a 6 or 7 year old should be doing :)  He was very curious about what we were doing, talked to us quite a bit, and seems like he is very confident and friendly.  I hope I get to get some new pictures of both he and Everett- they've changed quite a bit since the pictures posted.  Everett is thinner and more tan.  Olson is starting to look like Bo Duke from the Dukes of Hazzard- he's absolutely adorable.  Got the cutest eyes and sweetest personality I've seen, quite entertaining :)   He was a favorite at the babyhouse and so we can get all kinds of info about his growing up, because the babyhouse he was in is very pro-adoption.   


Two little boys... Trapped in a world that doesn't care about little boys.  Where they are is NOT a good place.  Understand this.  They are not being schooled. They are in a survival of the fittest world. Sasha (Everett) is NOT FIT.  He's sick and needs a Mama to care for him.  Niko needs to run and play free without fear of the bigger boys who prey upon these little ones.

Please... please... someone SEE these boys.  They both have 3,000 + grants at Project Hopeful.  Join with me to pray that someone steps up to get these boys.  They both need out.  Renee and her husband are there.  You can follow their blog here.  Where thEse boys are currently living is NOT for the faint-hearted.  PLEASE... I am not prone to weep hysterically when I see pictures of RR babes but the desperation I feel for those two precious boys is beyond words.  I can say no more.  I am drowning in tears for these boys.  They need OUT.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Teddy Bear Thief

Hmm what do we have here? Looks like it might be a Teddy Bear thief.

Look at those stone cold eyes. Definitely a thief and a mean one. Absolutely no fear!

This Teddy Bear thief has also stolen the "blankie"!!! She is  ruthless! Poor Andrew!

Oh wait a minute, I think she's getting scared! Looks like she is trying to conceal her identity!

 No, she is mocking me!!  She laughs in the face of fear!

I don't think this thief will be returning the stolen goods anytime soon.

 What is she saying? "Yeah Andrew, I took your Bear and Blankie. so what are you going to do about it??"

You win this time Teddy Bear thief!  But I wouldn't mess with the bear again!