Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Teamwork Tuesday: Angelina 3G

Look at cute little Angelina! This beautiful four year old girl has Down syndrome and a heart condition. She would really benefit from having a cardiologist examine and treat her. But her greatest need is for love. Angelina needs a family. Older parents and single mothers can adopt her. I believe large families and Canadians are also able to adopt her. Angelina has a grant of $4790.50 that the family adopting her can use towards her adoption. That's a lot of money--probably almost 15% of the total cost!

Click through to learn more about Angelina and to donate to her fund. Discern whether she is meant to be your daughter. Consider whether you can spare her some money. Pray that she finds her family.

Deb at Love Leaving Legacy is Angelina's prayer warrior and advocate. Hop on over to her blog and check out her posts!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Teamwork Tuesday: Heather

Look at this little girl. Compare her size to the sneakers in the background. How old do you think she is? Two? Three?

Actually, Heather is TEN years old and will turn eleven this September. She has Down syndrome, with no other health complications listed.

Poor tiny little Heather needs a family so that she can grow, mentally if not physically. (People who have Down syndrome are usually short, and after orphanage life Heather will probably be especially tiny. But with a family to love her and proper nutrition, Heather will hopefully be able to make up for some of her stunted growth.)

Heather is in an area that welcomes large families and older parents. Several children can be adopted together, even if they are unrelated. Only two trips are required (one by both parents, one by just one). The total cost is around $25k, and the program moves very quickly (average of seven months start to finish).

As always, consider whether Heather is your child. Consider donating to her adoption grant. And pray for her.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Seven Quick Takes

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To follow up from week before last, the visit went great and I am happy about it. Missing K terribly now. I did not anticipate the distance being so tough. My last long distance relationship was nowhere near this hard. I take it this is a good sign?

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My friend sent me a link to a secular website promoting the Creighton method of NFP over artificial contraception. I was pleased, but at the same time it makes me slightly sad. The voices that say, "Don't use contraception, avoid children this way instead!" are so much louder than the voices that say, "It's okay to have eight kids," even in religious circles. (I do know there are legitimate reasons to limit family size so please don't get insulted.)

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My little sister's friend from a play she is in died on Tuesday night/Wednesday morning sometime. It was completely unexpected, and as I write this, I don't know what the cause of death was. Please pray for him and his family.

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I started writing this post on Wednesday and never got around to finishing it until today. Sigh.

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Check out this article: 10 Great Tips to Help You Pray, Not Just Say, the Rosary. Much of the advice is transferable to other prayers as well.

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I have not been doing much knitting lately, and I miss it.

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I've been watching the BBC Sherlock with my family. It's interesting and well-done. I recommend it. (Warning: It would be more accurate to say that it is inspired by Doyle's Sherlock Holmes storied than that it is an adaptation for film. If you can't get over that, don't see it.)

For more Quick Takes, visit Conversion Diary!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Teamwork Tuesday: Millie

Today Teamwork Tuesday features Millie. Millie just turned eight last month. She has Down Syndrome, crossed eyes (a side effect of the DS), and excema. Surgery and lotion respectively can fix or improve those last two conditions.

Millie likes listening to music and playing outside. But she looks so sad--maybe she doesn't get to do those things very often. Millie needs a family to make her smile! Are you her family? Can you give her some money? Do you have five seconds to pray for her?

Monday, July 2, 2012

Blog blitz for Marcus

Look at this little boy. Isn't he cute? This is Marcus. Marcus is almost ten years old. His birthday is in December, just like mine! Little Marcus is very smart, but because he has spina bifida, he is in an orphanage. He thinks that no one will ever come to adopt him because his legs don't work. Somebody out there is meant to prove him wrong. Is it you? Do you know who it is?

Daneille at The Wonder of Boys has posted about a matching grant and incentive gift cards for Marcus here. Please go check it out and consider donating.

As always, pray. Not everyone has money, and only one family is Marcus'. But everyone has three seconds, and that's longer than it takes to say, "God, please give Marcus his family." (I timed it.) What would happen if everyone said that every day, and meant it?