Tuesday, April 25, 2017

To be Cherished, belong, & beloved

What does it mean to be cherished?
1.To protect & care for (someone) lovingly
2. Hold (something) dear

That's what comes up on Google when I searched it. 

Do you have something or someone you cherish? You know that ratty blanket you have had since the day you were born that you constantly slept with? Or that well loved stuffed animal you love?

For me One of my Cherished items from my childhood is my doll, Samantha. 

She was my doll the one I pretended to play adventures with a friend from Dance class, the one I took with me on many trips, the one that was my favorite. 
Anyway, it came to my heart that like my doll Samantha who I dearly cherished, it represents orphans as well. 

For you see, orphans don't have items of their own like I have my beloved Samantha doll. They share everything clothes, shoes, toys, & caregivers. Yes, nothing wrong with sharing but still is nice to have something that belongs just to you.
Like Samantha, they long to be loved & cherished in a family.

For Mary, she is a cherished & beloved daughter who just doesn't know it yet.
Her Mom is having faith that God will bring Mary home.

And I'm having Faith that we can help ease the cost of bringing Mary home.
Love wins always! To donate go here http://reecesrainbow.org/117343/sponsornalle-2

Please don't forget about the Giveaway going on & Please share!

Friday, April 21, 2017

Faith, Trust & Love Giveaway

Trusting & having Faith that God's got whatever it may be isn't always easy but yet if we didn't where would we be?
Back in 2010, I discovered a blog http://covenantbuilders.blogspot.com/ by a sweet lady named Julia. 

Her story adopting Aaron, broke my heart in a very good way & for that I'm thankful. Over the last almost 7 years Julia has been such a great encouragement to me through my ups & downs of advocating for special needs orphans. She was always there when I asked for prayer or telling me not to give up no matter what.

3 yrs ago we got to meet in person & I will say she is 100% even more kinder in person.
Since adopting her son, Aaron they also went on to adopt again, John.

And now they are taking a leap of faith yet again for Mary http://reecesrainbow.org/117343/sponsornalle-2
A beautiful little girl who deserves the love of a family.

As we all know adoption isn't cheap but instead of focusing on fundraising this time they are putting their trust that God will provide for this adoption.

Thing is Julia, has given of herself time & time again to help others bring home their kids. Today is her Birthday & what better time to give back than a Birthday Giveaway fundraiser? Yes, Julia has hosted many Giveaways before & she has cheered me on as I did my own for others, so why not do one for her family?
I'm totally following her example putting my Faith & trust in God in this, no matter what. 

Julia, we love you & Happy Birthday! You have loved so many babes, let us surround you with that same Love.

So here's how you enter:
$5-1 entry
$20-5 entries
$40-10 entries
$50-15 entries
Facebook share-Free entry
Tweet this-Free entry
Instagram post-Free entry
Blogpost-Free entry
Just PLEASE make sure your posts are public!

You can go donate here http://reecesrainbow.org/117343/sponsornalle-2 
Just be sure to leave a comment saying you have done so, thanks!

Here are the prizes:
Brand New Kindle Fire donated by Anonymous

It's called a Beastie Band cat collar. They are soft, comfortable collars that stretch for safety. The unique cut to fit feature allows it to fit a kitten or big tomcat. Retail value $10. Donated by Jen KC
$25 Target giftcard donated by Patty L.
$10 Olive Garden Gift card donated by anonymous
 Natasha and the Christmas Wish 
Book trailer here https://www.facebook.com/pg/NatashaandtheChristmasWish/videos/?ref=page_internal
Donated by Katrina M.
A Bike To Call Their Own signed by Preston
Donated by Katrina M.

Beautiful Designed Personal size Bible
Holman Christian Standard Bible All Brand New
*Full color maps, you all concordance, Bible dictionary, words of Christ in red
Donated by Traci A


Dark Brown

King James Holy Bible on CD New Never used donated by Traci A.
Girls Jewelry Box about 8 in tall
Donated by Traci A

3 Day Trial Pack of Plexus Slim, the pink drink that balances blood sugar levels. Common benefits of consistent use of Slim Include more energy, less sigar cravings, better sleep and weight loss (results vary)
Donated by Traci A.

Owl Bracelet set donated by Leah H.

Let's do this for a Lovely girl who is waiting on the other side of the world for a mom who adores her!
Giveaway will end May 18th.