A Christmas Miracle for Evelyn

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Marty's Dream


Marty is a lovely 13 year-old boy...

He is loving, kind, and seldom gets angry...

He loves sports, is good at computers, knows many English words...

And...

MARTY has a dream

A big dream...

Something he has been longing for for a very long time...

Something very dear to his heart...

What would a 13 year-old boy long for and dream about?

A bicycle?

A new video game?

Getting his learners permit and drivers license in a few years?
These are common dreams for boys...

But they are not Marty's primary dream...

No, Marty has a dream that many boys wouldn't think of...

Not because it is odd...

But because it is so very basic...

Something that most young boys take for granted...

Something they have always had and have never been without!

What is Marty's dream?


Marty dreams of having his very own family!

A Mom and Dad who love him...

Treasure him...

Are proud of his accomplishments...

Tell him what a great kid he is and how much they love him!

I'm not certain what happened...

But Marty was found abandoned as a baby...

ABANDONED...

Likely because of his hydrocephalus (which has been treated and gives him no problems now!)

Family provides a sense of security...

Of permanence...

Of belonging...

It gives you your place in the world - especially in childhood...

But Marty is missing out on this basic, yet very important aspect of life...

But he hopes and dreams that this will change!

Marty has a Foster brother, Gary, that he loves dearly...


He hopes that they can both be adopted by the same family so they can be forever brothers!

When a staff interviewed him and Gary, Marty said...

"“This is the third time you have come here to meet with us… Why don’t we have a family yet?”

Marty DESPERATELY wants a family that will be his FOREVER!

Sweet Marty knows it might not happen, but instead of being bitter and angry he said to someone who interviewed him...

“but if you can’t find me a family it will be OK because in the future I will be able to help other children find forever homes.”

Sweet, sweet boy!

He's already thinking of how he can help other children have a better life than he has had!

But Marty's dream CAN become a reality...

If a family is found in time!

According to the rules of his country Marty must be adopted before he turns 14 in November 2015...

That means his family must be found quickly so they have time to complete adoption process before it is forever too late!

Do you know Marty's family?


It could be your friend or neighbor...

It could be someone at your church...

Or someone you meet at the grocery store...

Or one of your Facebook friends...

Can you share Marty's story?

Or maybe...

Is it possible...

That Marty could even be...

YOUR SON?

You can read Marty's Profile HERE...

You can read more about the adoption process HERE...


Please help Marty's dream come true in whatever way you can...

By praying...

Sharing...

Donating to his adoption fund (Tax Deductible - CLICK HERE to donate)...

Or adopting!

Marty was featured in this post because during my angel tree fundraiser for Peter...


He won a drawing for a $25 donation to his fund and a blog post all his own!


Congratulations Marty!

I hope and pray your family sees you...

And makes your dream come true!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Peter's New Year Party!

It's Party Time!

 

Angel Tree is over...

And Peter over $750 dollars was raised for Peter!

$766.85 to be exact!

Combined with what was in his grant before angel tree started...

He now has $2,391.75 to help a family bring him home!

Thank you so VERY much to everyone who helped peter climb up the angel tree!

To those who donated to bring guests to Peter's Party...

To a generous annonymous donor who bumped Peter and many other children over $500...

To my co-warrior for the funds she raised...

And to everyone else who donated or shared his need!

Team Effort...  Team Victory!

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Here are the beautiful children donors chose to bring to his party by their donations to his fund!

First a group shot of the guests with Peter!


And now some individual shots of Peter with his guests!


Isn't Abigail darling?


Gertie - such a lovely young lady!


Boden - What a handsome little man!


Gary and Marty - foster brothers who hope to be adopted together!


Peter and Nikolajs are Angel tree buddies!  

They got over $750 and are neighbors on the tree!

Thanks for helping them reach this victory!



Julie - sweet little party guest who just arrived last night!


Kambry - another sweet party guest!


Laura - is she your beautiful daughter?



Sweet Adelaide!  So glad she came to the party!


Dear Crystal...

I'm not allowed to share her picture publicly...

But she is a REAL little girl waiting for a REAL Mom and Dad!



Neal - His family found him!!!!!

They are working hard to complete his adoption!

Congratulations little man!

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The results of the drawing are in!


He won a $25 donation to his grant fund...

And a special blog post featuring him (Coming soon!)...

Congratulations Marty!

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Today we celebrate the funds that were raised for Peter...


The visibility he and his guests have received...


And the wonderful news that Neal's family found him!


And we celebrate a new year...

A year of hope for Peter and his guests who also need families of their own...

Keep praying...

Keep sharing...

And do consider if maybe...

By any chance...

One of these children could be your son or daughter!

You can read more about these children on their Reece's Rainbow profile by clicking on their names in this post.

You can read more about the adoption process HERE.

I pray that this will be the best year of all for these dear children...

The year there forever family finds them and brings them home!

Home where they will be loved and cherished as the special treasures they are!



Thanks again for all who shared, donated, and prayed for Peter!