Thursday, November 7, 2013

Help! Are you an user?

Do you shop on Amazon? Most people I know find themselves on that site at the very least occasionally shopping. Amazon allows you to shop for just about anything and compare prices. Personally Lou and I order from at least once a month if not more often. I bring this up now because we are now Amazon Associates. You can access through our link. It costs you nothing additional. The site will look exactly as it always had before. The only difference is instead of typing it directly from your browser, you enter through our link. It is that easy! I hope if you already shop on you will remember us before you place your order. We thank you so much for helping bring Daniel home.

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Friday, November 1, 2013

It's Angel Tree Time!

Today, November 1 marks the start of Angel Tree for Reece's Rainbow. This campaign will run until December 31. Reece's Rainbow exists to help orphans with Down Syndrome and other special needs to find their forever families. They offer a website with a photo-listing of waiting children as well as grants to ease the financial burden of an international adoption. Angel Tree is Reece's Rainbow biggest campaign to build the children's grants and intentionally advocate for a family.  Last year was my first time as a warrior and I loved it.

I initially felt with all the fundraising for Daniel's adoption, that I shouldn't take on doing Angel Tree this year. I worried that I couldn't give my Angel all that he may need to find him a family and raise his grant. These kids already have so much stacked against them so I feel they deserve to have someone who can give it their all. The Lord continued to prompt me that I just needed to be His hands and feet and allow Him to do the work through me. So here I am. His instrument.And here is my sweet Angel boy: Lyle...

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Isn't he adorable?
Lyle was found in the waiting room of a train station when he was 3 years old. While he can only speak a few words, he understands what is said to him by adults. He is very protective of his friends and will go to their rescue if they are being bullied. He likes to dance and is very good at imitating dances he sees. He is able to dress himself, take care of his own toileting needs and feeds himself. His caretakers feel that he is a bright little guy although intellectually delayed compared to his peers.
He likes to be kissed on the cheek and will respond back with multiple kisses. Lyle is waiting for a family that will cover his little cheeks with kisses and shower him with love.
Lyle lives in an orphanage in an East Asian country. He is now six years old and was born with Down Syndrome. I think he sounds amazing! Who wouldn't want a son who protects the children from bullies and likes to give and receive kisses?

If you would like to follow along with our Angel Tree progress, I keep a separate blog just for my Angel.