Wednesday, June 24, 2015

All you need is Love

Over the last few years I have learned more than ever about the word LOVE. I have learned more about how much God loves me for who I am.
Over the years I have gotten to know some awesome kiddos who have never known the love of a family & how much Jesus Loves them unconditionally. 
I have shared their photos here many times before. But it truly takes Prayer & a village of people to help the least of these. LOVE, a strong word that makes people want to take that leap of faith for the least of these. The love Christ has for us & shown me in my life these last few years. I want other orphans to know that same love. Christ died for us because he LOVED US VERY MUCH. He wants everyone to know his love & he wants us to care for the least of these.
Personal friends of ours stepped out to adopt these precious boys. I fell in love with their precious smiles & wanted to do what I could to help. I told her I would take stuff to the consignment sale & any profits I made I would donate to her. I got most of my stuff from her combined with stuff from a few friends & stuff of my own/our family to sell. I posted throughout before, during, & after the sale asking for prayers that I would reach the goals I had set. God smiled & answered several of those prayers I had said within the 2nd day of the sale! It takes so much energy & knowing truly the love I felt from friends saying they were praying for my sales & asking how it was going meant the world to me. 

Right now this boy needs to experience that love before its too late for him. Meet Ben 
Ben is 5, soon to be 6 this summer & YES HE IS SMALL FOR HIS AGE! 
He only weighs about 15 lbs, & that is too small for a soon to be 6 yr old. 
So who is going to take that leap of faith to LOVE Ben by bringing him into their family? You can donate to his grant at the link above.
It's sometimes hard to trust God in his plans but I believe he has this.
I rarely take off these bracelets cause they are good reminders to trust God in everything & keep continuing to pray for Russias forgotten orphans. LOVE IS A POWERFUL THING
It takes alot for someone to step out on Faith that God has their adoption & will provide for their needs. The Brook family adopting Emma Grace have continued to trust God has this. I hope you will join me in prayer for this precious family. Also if you get the chance they have neat bracelets they are selling to help fund their adoption.
I personally got this one cause I love this verse but they have many others so be sure to check it out!

I'm especially loving their other fundraiser they are doing. Who here loves essential oils? I sure do! Who wishes they could just leave their oils on them all day? Well, you should check out the Lava Rock Jewelry here!shop/c20zq
I DON'T KNOW WHERE I WOULD BE WITHOUT CHRISTS LOVE & THE SUPPORT OF MY FRIENDS & FAMILY! All it takes is love whether by prayer, stepping up to adopt, or by helping in other ways for the least of these. IN WHAT WAY CAN YOU SHOW CHRIST LOVE FOR THE LEAST OF THESE TODAY? If you wish to donate to the Brook family adopting Emma Grace you can do so here

Friday, May 1, 2015

Dear Mom-to-be

Dear Mom-to-be, I know you might be scared. You might worry what others might think. What might this mean for your Child's future?
Honestly I can't say it won't come with it's challenges. But who says life does not come with challenges?

Do we quit just because Life is hard? No, I know I'm no parent but I know that I don't give up so easily even though their are times I feel like giving up.
I want you to know your in my prayers. I have never felt the time more to say this. Down Syndrome is not the end, tis only the Beginning of a beautiful story God is starting to write. 
You might have other children thinking life will be unfair to them by having a sibling with that extra chromosome. I on the other hand beg to differ. 
You might think they can't...
Ride Horses
Be in a Play
Dance in front of everyone
Love going to Disneyland
But I tell you the life that beautiful baby inside of you will bring far outweighs what they may or may not be able to do. So I pray this post might find you before you face that decision & that it will give you hope. 
Because being a sibling to someone with Down syndrome has been one of the greatest blessings in my life.
I hope you choose to travel this challenging yet beautiful road with me because to me Down syndrome is not what makes my sister who she is or even your child who they are, it's what on the inside that counts.
If you wish to chat or have questions about what it means in my life having a sibling who just so happens to have Down syndrome please feel free to leave a comment with your email address for me to contact you. I moderate my comments & will not publish any private information. 
Lastly I leave you with this video taken several years ago of my siblings & I talking about being a sibling to someone who happens to have Down syndrome.
Have hope that your child will do great things!

Friday, April 24, 2015

A dream is a wish your Heart makes Giveaway winners announced!

Well sorry I have not gotten around to officially announcing the winners but I have already notified all of them. I'm gonna first of all say thank you to everyone that donated, shared, or prayed for this Giveaway. During the Giveaway $125 was raised hooray!
I'm sure Emma Grace & her family appreciates it!
All winners were drawn via random number generator. I'm gonna keep this post short & sweet but want to take a special moment to thank my friends that donated prizes to this Giveaway. It might not have been a huge deal, but know my idea I had would not have been as successful had it not been for your help! 
Without further ado,
Winner of Merida doll-Terri C.
Free Willy Movie-April S.
Cinderella Shoes-Beth B.
Purple Tutu-April S.
Washer Necklace-Heather K.
Both Bracelet sets-Beth B. 
Infant Headbands set #2-Carol M.
Infant Headbands set #3-Stephanie K.
Woody Doll-Carol M.
Picnic set-Heather K. 
I do want to say 2 items were donated back to another adoptive family so that's why I did not include them. 

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Final Days of Giveaway with MORE ENTRIES!

A Dream is a Wish your Heart makes Giveaway ends in 3 days! 
New Entry amounts per donation!
$5-1 entry
$10-4 entries
$15-6 entries
$20-8 entries
You can make a donation to the Donation box on the right or go to here & Forward your donation receipt to me at
Just remember ends April 15th! 
Cute Picnic Basket! 
Baby girls need to be princesses too!
And what's a little girl without a tutu to twirl around in?
Please help Ms Emma Grace come home to her family! 

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Greatest Potential

Emma like my sister could have the greatest Potential. Here's what I shared when I posted this video on youtube 3 weeks ago: My sister, Sarah, dancing to Animals as performed by Jeremy Gaynor & Rob Taylor on The Voice on NBC #teamchristina
Original credit of this song goes to Maroon 5
We were watching The Voice on NBC which she is a huge fan of, watching it every week, never missing it. Since last week when seeing the preview for the 3/18 show of Team Christina's Rob Taylor & Jeremy Gaynor performance she has brought down her mask each time hoping it will come on & when it came on yesterday she asked if we could video her dancing to it. I want to share this, We all tend to judge on the outward appearance by putting our own "mask" on seeing them whether by their look or by their disability but don't see them for the person they are. They on the other hand wish others could treat them the same as everyone else not judging them by their "mask" of what this world sees Different. Sarah is more than just her Down Syndrome or her Selective Mutism, she is a Normal girl who loves to dance, watch TV shows like The Voice on NBC, loves Disney, Singing, & so much more. I'm her sister & I want the world to see her despite any "mask" she might have.
Emma Grace just needs some help to come home to her family so she can shine like the beautiful girl she is & have that potential! WE HAVE JUST 4 DAYS LEFT TIL THE DREAM IS A WISH YOUR HEART MAKES GIVEAWAY ENDS & STILL GREAT CHANCES AT WINNING A PRIZE!! Don't you love the sweetness in my sisters smile helping me pick out these items for the Giveaway?
And who here loves Toy Story? I sure do!
Few weeks ago when I posted that video to the Voice contestant twitter pages they both commented on it so you see you never know what a tweet, share, or prayer can do! You gain 1 FREE ENTRY JUST BY SHARING ON EACH SOCIAL MEDIA SITE! So 1 for twitter, 1 for fb, 1 for Instagram, 1 for Blogging, etc. SO SHARE, TWEET CELEBRITIES, & SHARE SOME MORE! This girl needs to come home! & you can donate here
And if you happen to be on Facebook check out the auction the Brook family has going

Friday, April 3, 2015

A beautiful soul

A Beautiful soul, lost her battle to Cancer on Thursday morning. I have known many people who have lost their battle to the dreadful C word, & I know others who have beaten that word. But never did I have the honor of knowing such a kindred spirit such as Elizabeth.

Though I never had the pleasure of knowing her in person, I was blessed to know her in this wonderful adoption advocate community. Like my friends who lost their battle to Cancer, Elizabeth never stopped fighting. On days when she did not feel well she was wanting to distract herself so thus the "DeHority Distraction" was born donating her beautiful socks knit with love to help orphans with special needs come home to their forever families. Many have come home because of her Distractions & she wasn't just an advocate. 
She was a Mom to her children, & a wife to her Husband but yet she went beyond & became a friend to soo many people. 

Her legacy will live on & continue to inspire others just like she has for me. Elizabeth, I know I never really chatted with you much online but know you are another of the ones who have encouraged me on days when I have wanted to Give up whether it was a personal struggle or advocating for orphans. Your determination to keep going no matter the pain you were in is inspiring. I will keep fighting for orphans just like you & help to continue your legacy.
So what best way to honor such a beautiful soul than a Distraction? 
You may know about our Dream is a Wish your Heart Makes Giveaway to help bring Emma Grace home to her forever family. I have a new prize to add, what's a princess to do on a beautiful day outside? Why have a Picnic of course!
Can I get some distractions today to help Emma Grace come home?
Lastly a beautiful new girl was listed on an advocating site in Elizabeth's honor would you mind dropping even just $5 into her grant?

Sunday, March 29, 2015

New Prize added to Giveaway!

Who here loves Toy Story? I know I do!
We have this awesome woody doll donated which retails for $45 BRAND NEW!
Want to win this? Check out the ways you can enter here

Help Bring Emma Grace home!