A Christmas Miracle for Evelyn

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Super Shirts for Helen! Sharing Sunday!

I went looking for a fundraiser to share with you all, and here is one I found.

Super Shirts for Helen

Before I show you the shirts let me show you who they are helping!

Here is Helen -- Please read her info -- she needs to come home!


Girl, born February 2008

86m4-23

Hazel eyes

Blonde hair

This little girl was both (February 2008) unfortunate and blessed from the very beginning of her life: despite being born with severe health problem and being rejected by her biological parents, she was lucky to be cared by her doctors and volunteers. They have raised money and bought her an expensive feeding catheter without which she could not survive. She was born with severe intestinal problems that required multiple surgeries; the earliest was performed right after she was born. The latest just took place and, although quite rare, was very successful. Now this three year old girl can begin to eat her own food. She is absolutely fascinated with dry pretzels. Despite being in severe pain during most part of her life, Helen is a very radiant, happy little girl. She is very much a girl; she loves loves pretty dresses, ribbons and attention. She is slightly shy at first with “outsiders” but all smiles and sunshine to her caregivers. She is very gentle and kind to children she knows well from her hospital stay. With them she has a very fine sense of fairness and often acts as a mediator in children’s conflicts on the hospital playground—a natural leader. She is well taken care by her nanny (hired through money collected by volunteers) and despite being very small is a very developed and a bright child. Unfortunately she cannot live in the hospital forever and soon will be sent to the orphanage for handicapped children, where her survival is not guaranteed; no-one will feed her special food or clean her catheter daily. Helen has never been outside of the hospital walls. The head doctor of this hospital is her ward. She is a very quiet and smiley child. No mental problems, her development corresponds her age.

Helen has short intestine syndrome. She also has an endocardiac catheter (a Broviak catheter is installed into the cavity of the right auricle, the child receives a partial parenteral food). More medical information is available to prospective adoptive parents.



Here are the shirts!

supermanshirts

They have a wide range of sizes...

From 6 months to adult XXX large.

For more details or to order click here

If you don't want a shirt you can always donate!

Helen's family already adopted 2 children from Eastern Europe...

They had decided NOT to adopt again (at least not till later)...

But, God moved and they said yes!

To read the story of how Helen's family found her click the following links!






This post is part of a Sharing Sunday blog link-up hosted by Jane!
Do check it out and consider linking up a post of your own!

Photobucket


Thursday, October 27, 2011

Waiting Again :(

I'm waiting Again :(


I'm waiting in an institution and I'm not quite 5 years old!

Do you know my Mama?

This post is a part of the Forget Me Not Friday Linkup organized by Jane!
Please check it out here! And consider linking up a post of your own!

Forget Me Not Fridays


Too Old???

Everyone loves the cute little babies...

They are so cuddly...

And sweet...

And easy to love!

But why is it that when we grow up

Maxim Age 14

We don't seem as attractive anymore?

Alexis Age 11

Are we too old to love?

Laurel Age 15

I suppose the Mama's and Papa's want little ones...


So they can watch them grow up...


So they don't miss celebrating as many developmental milestones...


They hope a young child won't have as many institutional behaviors.

Sammy Age 3

They want to watch the child grow up for as much of their life as possible.

Carlton Isn't he CUTE!
Age 4 and Facing Transfer!!!

Of course they want to save the little ones from a life like ours!

And that's admirable!

(The babies need homes too...And I certainly wouldn't wish our life on them!)

But I wish someone would come for us too!

Victoria - will be 9 in December

Maybe they are scared of us?

Makayla Age 10 -- Weighs 22 lbs!
Act fast! RR only has her file for a short time!

Maybe they fear we won't bond?

Veronika age 10

But Oh!

We've waited SOOO long!

Kolya Age 11

Some of us have already spent years in bed...

Emmitt Age 13

Waiting...

Anna Age 9

And Waiting...

Kristie Age 11

And WAITING some more!

Tyler Age 12
Artistically talented -- wants a family!

Will the day ever come?

Gregory Age 9

When a mama comes specially for us?

Patrick Age 8

We watched other kids get Mama's & Papa's...

Anastasia Age 9

Will our turn ever come?

Sisters!!!
Karen Age 15 and Crystyna age 9

Maybe they think we are too old...

Julie Age 13

But we still long for love!

Alexander Age 9

Please don't forget us!

Alex Age 10

We're waiting for you!

Cate Almost 9

The big kids at Reese's Rainbow!


PS Did you know!!! Most of the big kids can have their own grant funds now! Even those 10 and older! This is a new opportunity! Since this option has not been available long, many of the older kids have $0.00 or only small grants now. Why not choose a big kid to advocate and pray for today! And if perchance you see your child here act fast! They've waited so SO long!



This post is a part of the Forget Me Not Friday Linkup organized by Jane!
Please check it out here! And consider linking up a post of your own!

Forget Me Not Fridays



Friday, October 21, 2011

If only it were true!!!!

I dreamed a lovely dream last night...


(If only it were true!!!)


I dreamed I opened up my eyes...

and you were standing there!


I was so shocked my heart nearly stopped!


My breath caught in my throat!

You scooped me up and held me close...


and kissed me o're and o're.


Sweet words within my ear you spoke


you held my little hand...


You snuggled me and cuddled me

and oh! it felt so right...


And then, oh grief! I did awake

and it was just a dream!


The walls were bleak

the room was cold

my stomach growled at me...


I shivered in the cold that night

and was so all alone


save for the moans and groans

which on my ear did fall


from other kids who just like me

were suffering in the dark.


Oh Mama where are you?


My heart for you does cry!


and every time I open my eyes

I hope to see your face!


Please, oh please come and get me soon

this place is oh so drear!


Please take me home to live with you

and comfort all my fears


and never never leave again


oh please be always near!


It need not be a mansion house


all I want is you!


If I but have sweet love and you

my heart will finely rest!


I'll breathe a sigh of sweet relief

and lay my head upon your chest.


Oh, Mama hold me tight so I will really know

that it is you and that you'll never go!


That I may wake and see your face

and know it's not a dream!


Please, oh please do come quickly!

I've waited oh so long!


My heart is nearly fainting now


My hope is almost gone!


I'm starving, sick & so worn out

I cannot wait much longer!


I'll try to hope a few more days


that maybe yet you'll come!


And when you come do hug me close


and make my dream come true!




If you would like more information about any of these dear waiting children...

Please click their picture or their name and you will be taken to their Reece's Rainbow page!

Most of these children have grant funds you can donate to if you are able!


This post is a part of the Forget Me Not Friday Linkup organized by Jane!
Please check it out here! And consider linking up a post of your own!

Forget Me Not Fridays