Sunday, September 30, 2012

Missy's Triumph!

For so long now, Missy has wanted to crochet!  EmBlem, Polly and I have been crocheting as much as possible lately to help a certain friend raise the fees needed to commit to the child they want to adopt, and Missy has felt rather left out.

Polly sat down with her again this last week and helped her try to hold the yarn and manage the hook correctly.  This time MISSY DID IT!! See the chain she is holding?  She did that all by herself!  She can even start the chain by making a slip knot by herself.

Missy even helped on her very first crochet project for Reece's Rainbow.  She made the foundation chain for this cute little guy:

He's up for grabs right now, for a very limited time.  Only eight entries are being accepted, at $10 each. Paypal if you want to participate!!  This should be the last time I send you to that paypal address.  My friend Colleen should be able to officially commit to her daughter this week and she'll then have a tax-deductible account to use!

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Bald and Beautiful

"The Stars Aligned" is guest blogging here at Loving the Crew. Please look carefully at these girls and really *SEE* them. Pray that their needs are met, their hearts are comforted by THE Comforter and that all of them find families, not just one!

Beautiful is an understatement.

There is no getting lost in their cute little pigtails,

You get lost staring into their soulful eyes

The ones that have a story to tell

Yes beautiful is in the eye of the beholder,

When I look at the bald yet breathtakingly beautiful girls on the page, my heart skips a beat.

You don't have to meet them to hear their story, stare into their eyes, there is a story to be told.

Almost every single one of these children areliving surviving life in a mental institution.

Almost all of them are confined to a crib.

Almost all of them are left unnoticed.

And almost none of them will be the chosen ones.

But what if I told you that one was chosen?
What if I told you that there is a mommy out there that found her daughter among the bald and beautiful?
Could you look at the photos and decide who? Could you see more worth in one than the others?
They are all worth it, they all need families, they will all make amazing daughters.

There's a story to tell, let these girls be heard today. Make a stance that the bald and beautifulare worthy.

Do you want to meet the mommy of one of our bald and beautiful?
We need your help to get there.

It costs $1,000 to commit to her.

Will you make a stance and prove that the bald and beautiful are NOT overlooked?
That they are loved and worthy?
That we will help bring her home?

Oh and did I mention that they have a matching grant right now for $500?

Let's bring the bald and beautiful home!

Friday, September 28, 2012

Adopting Mabel's Adoption Chip-In

Mabel is on "My Family Found Me", which means that there's is a family working toward adopting her!  Praises to the Lord!  However, before her family can officially commit, they need to pay for a home study and initial commitment fees.  Once they get this done, then Mabel can be moved onto "New Commitments" and a tax deductible account is set up to help her family with the costs of the adoption in the latter portion of the process. For now, all the upfront money has to come from their own pockets or from people who are willing to come alongside of them as they seek to follow God's command to minister to the orphans.  Donations directly to the family are NOT tax deductible.

I have pledged to help as much as possible to bring Mabel home.  I've set up a Chip-In Account that will be used exclusively for helping Mabel's family with these up-front costs.  I will also be blogging about various fundraisers and auctions that will be occurring to help raise these funds.

If you are on facebook, there's a group called "Adopting Mabel's Adoption" that you can join to keep up, in an up-to-the-minute manner.

Please pray for Mabel and her family, as they race to get her home as soon as possible.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Battle Time

There have been some epic battles around the Crew's home lately.  We got these out in preparation for many children visiting during the crochet class I am teaching to local homeschoolers.  Troubles, Jack, Missy and Polly have all been spending their free time engaging in warfare.  Imaginative play makes a Momma's heart happy!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Angel Tree Season

Angel Tree is here!  Angel Tree is here!  The Christmas Angel Tree is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the Reece's Rainbow kids.  Children listed on Reece's Rainbow who are aged 0-5 and have Down syndrome are eligible to have an Angel Tree Warrior.  I was assigned to my dear Abbott!  If you've read here for very long at all, you know how he has my heart.  I began advocating for him last year with the goal of getting his fund over $2500 and getting him onto the Moving Mountains page.  We met that goal!  The new financial goal is $3650, which is about $1000 from where he is now.  The ultimate goal, though, is finding his family.  He needs to be out of the institution he is in.

I am still going to be advocating for dear, sweet Mabel.  She, too, desperately needs a family and a large grant find will help them to bring her home as quickly as possible. 
I've set a personal goal of getting her fund up to $3500.  That will get her to the next Moving Mountains step.  I have some interesting things planned to help raise funds and awareness of my two "heart-babies".  Will you please commit to praying for them?  Please download their pictures, print them off and hang them where you will see them often.  As you walk past, say a word of prayer for their health, their safety, their hearts to be prepared for a family, and most of all, for a family to find them, claim them and GO GET THEM!