May 24, 2011

Oh, my heart!!!

Praise God!! the doors have opened....... Kirill is free and he is coming home!!

May 23, 2011

Iheartfaces PhotoChallenge: Yellow

A Star!!!
and a smile that says it all!

picture posted in challenge on:
We had such fun the year Nevin was a "star" and had his picture up on the Times Square Megatron for Down Syndrome Awareness Month. It was an incredible trip to New York City that we will never forget. This was a picture of Nevin the day we left for NY, think he was excited?

May 13, 2011

blogger? me? or satan?

whew.... I've been working hard to figure out how to start a fundraiser for Cyril K., in that process I posted about the bumper stickers we are selling to raise money for Cyril K. ..... poof..... post gone. fine!! reposted. I figured out how to post a chipin widget to allow for the donation/purchases of the bumper stickers, after a couple of trials..... got it!! ...... today...... poof.... gone! FINE!! reposted. Cyril, honey....... really, we are going to get some money in your account.
Sooooo....... let me know if you ordered during that time and had any issues. Just drop me and email: lakesmit AT gmail DOT com

Bumper Stickers for Cyril's Sake!

We are selling "Live Life Big" bumper stickers to raise funds for Cyril K. at Reece's Rainbow. We are taking a $5 donation for one, $8 for two, $10 for three, $12 for four ($3 each after that). Contribute via the chip-in and be sure to include your address so that we can send your bumper stickers to you. Your bumper sticker will not have the watermark on it and it measures 4"X4" THANKS!
**also, since I'm new at this.... if you order, would you also leave a comment that you did or email me: lakesmit at gmail dot com so that i can make sure and not miss any orders. thanks

May 5, 2011

5/5/5 Warrior Project

Raising $5000 for 5 year old orphans with special needs in honor of Reece's Rainbow 5th year anniversary and in honor of 500+ children with special needs who are no longer orphans........

Although I feel inadequate in this challenge, Nevin and I have committed to be 5/5/5 warriors for Cyril K.
Nevin was taken by Cyril's smile as he chose who we would be warriors for. By God's grace we will rise to the challenge and raise $5000 to help Cyril's forever family find him and bring him home.
5 years old..... while in the USA, marks the exciting transition to kindergarten ....... but for Cyril, it marks that his time is running out. He will be aging out of the orphanage and because he has Down Syndrome, he will be transferred to an institution. He won't understand what has happened, he will be more alone than he has ever been. He will soon become ineligible to be adopted. Many, many of these children die in the first 1-2 years after they are transferred.

His country believes he has no worth....... no value........ the doctors most likely counseled his parents to leave him at the hospital after he was born....... typically telling them that their life would be ruined if they took him home.

We know different. Especially those of us whom have been blessed by loving and being loved by someone with Down Syndrome.

God has burdened my heart for these children............ for little Cyril...... whom, despite not having a mother's love still had a smile for the camera.

Please pray for Cyril K., pray for his forever family, pray that they find him before he is transferred. He's ready.......... he's waiting........... he's almost 5.