Thursday, December 8, 2011

Should We Tell?

Should we tell????

Aaron was here last year for Christmas but because he was still in survival mode, most of what took place didn't register.  His memories from last year involve lights, trees and..... not much else.  

HE DOESN'T REMEMBER THE PART ABOUT THE PRESENTS.  



It is actually kind of funny because he has been going google-eyed over the Toys R US catalog - letting us know that Aaron needs EVERYTHING in that book.  But he's focused on us getting him those things for his BIRTHDAY. 

 Since his 7th birthday in August was his 1st birthday - he has NO IDEA how birthdays are spaced.  How do you explain a year to a seven year old whose English is still in the early stages??  We have explained it by telling him that everyone in the family has to have a birthday BEFORE he can have his birthday again.  HMMMM..... Just about every day he goes through the list of birthdays that must take place before his birthday is going to come around again.

It is agony for our little guy.

He doesn't realize that presents go under the Christmas tree.



He doesn't realize that he is going to get to open presents at Christmas.

Should we tell him????

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This morning I find myself struggling to focus.  A little girl across the ocean's life is hanging in the balance.  

 Lucy

You see her family is over there trying to get her.  They originally committed to two sweet little boys...

Levi and Shawn
  

But the Lord tapped on their hearts and they decided to add Lucy.  

But she is not a shoe-in.

She is not in the same orphanage as the boys and at the new SDA the rules seem to have changed and they were not allowed to piggy back her appointment with the boys.  So even though they are there and want all three children - they may not get Lucy if they can't get an appointment.

So I'm whispering prayers for them.  Will you join me?  I can't stand the thought of Lucy being left behind.

UPDATE:  THEY GOT THEIR APPOINTMENT!!!  PRAISE GOD!!  KEEP PRAYING AS THEY WORK TO BRING ALL THREE HOME!!
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$5334.00 has come in for our Passed Over Babes.

WOO HOO!!

Only three of our Babes are now under the 500.00 mark.  When we started almost ALL of our babes were well under $500.00.  Think we can get them over that hurdle today???   

Paul only needs $98.00 to get to $500.00
Nikita only needs $50.00 to get to $500.00
Yegor only needs 5.00 dollars to get to $500.00

I'd LOVE to see all 13 children jump the $500.00 wall.  

Want to read a cool blog post this morning.... Faith stepping out... The story behind the Passed Over Babes???

Go HERE.


   Yegor                                   Arina                                          Paul 
                                  $495.00                              $589.00                                     $402.00
  
                      Yegor's Christmas Warrior                                                                  


   Nikita                                        Dimtry                                      Mark 
      $450.00                                       $744.00                                      $805.00
      

 Danila                                         Spencer                                     Meredith   
  $750.00                                        $876.00                                      $800.00  
         
     Danila's Warrior                          Spencer's Warrior- ME!!             Meredith's Warrior



 Robyn                                   Jin Wu                                     Sergei      
                                $2514.00                              $1,251.00                                 $1,989.00
   
 Robyn's Warrior                       Jin Wu's Warrior                    Sergei's Warrior   

$5,485.00
Artem's Warrior


In our Passed Over Babes Giveaway we have over $600.00 worth of prizes included....

Over at A PERFECT LILY - my sweet friend Patti has a Pure Love Giveaway going on that is worth $1,000.00 in prizes....


When you give FIVE DOLLARS to TWO OR MORE kids above and  LEAVE ME A COMMENT HERE - I will enter your name in our Giveaway - ONE ENTRY FOR EVERY CHILD!! THEN...  CLICK HERE to let Patti know that you donated and she will enter your name into her Giveaway too!!

AND

AFTER YOU DONATE TO TWO OR MORE....

IF you BLOG about these kids..... you get another chance to win in our Giveaway.

AND/OR...

IF you FACEBOOK or TWITTER about these kids... you get another chance to win in our Giveaway.

Give FIRST, then share and share.....

Put their faces out there.  Let people know these are the PASSED OVER  BABES who have sat far too long on the Angel Tree.  THEY NEED FAMILIES. 

WHAT CAN YOU WIN???

 1.  A KINDLE TOUCH - (99.00 value)

2.  FLIP ULTRA HD VIDEO CAMERA 8 GB 3RD GENERATION - Newest Model (150.00 value)
Product Details

3.  100 DOLLAR GIFT CERTIFICATE TO THE VINTAGE PEARL
hand stamped jewelry
Each and every piece is handcrafted from start to finish in the studio. They use sterling silver and freshwater pearls in their creations!!

4.  A SIGNED COPY OF BIBLIOPLAN'S ANCIENT HISTORY BOOK (59.95 value)
by Rob and Julia Nalle
5.  A set of 4 hand-carved wooden Christmas ornaments (50.00 value) 
   

 6.  A 50 Dollar YOUR CHOICE Gift card 
7.  A 50 Dollar YOUR CHOICE Gift card
8.  A 25 Dollar YOUR CHOICE Gift card
9.  A 10 Dollar YOUR CHOICE Gift card
10.  A 10 Dollar YOUR CHOICE Gift card.


These YOUR CHOICE cards are to ANY store, restaurant, mall etc. that you desire. You tell us what you want and we will deliver!!  Amazon, Walmart, Cracker Barrel, Starbucks, Kohls, etc. etc.

Will you help the PASSED OVER BABES??

They have been on the Angel Tree since 2009. 

   THIS GIVEAWAY  ENDS ON TUESDAY DECEMBER 13TH...

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And because I just can't leave him off in case someone somewhere is looking for a sweet little 11 year old boy....
My sweet Jack....

14 comments:

  1. I am cracking up over the not remembering presents!! He is so adorable!!

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  2. Donated to Yegor to bump him over the $500 mark.

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  3. I can't wait to see pictures from Christmas morning with his excited face! I wouldn't say a word! What a surprise that would be!

    And Julia - thank you. From the bottom of my hear. Thank you.

    Brooke
    www.TheAnnessaFamily.blogspot.com

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  4. We'll be home for Christmas this year. Last year it was in Ukraine in a court room Christmas Eve.
    Might be a little excitement in both our homes!!
    Praying for Lucy's parents and favor for the SDA appointment.

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  5. I say mums the word - his surprise and excitement will totally make the holiday.

    On another note - poking around online today doing some research before we travel, and found this - I'm guessing you've seen this picture, but I never had!

    http://www.orphansbrightstar.org/orphanages/nikolaev.htm

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  6. Aaron is so sweet!!! I love that Christmas will be all new for him this year!! I cannot wait to see those pictures.... I vote do not tell him... The joy on Christmas morning will be worth the wait!!!!

    I am joining you in prayers for Lucy and all these angels waiting!!

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  7. Been praying for Lucy and her family. I can't imagine her having to be left behind b/c of paperwork! UGH!
    Can't wait to hear how much Aaron loves Christmas this year.

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  8. Maybe drop a few hints - that Santa will fill his stocking - and that there may be a few surprises, and that people who love each other exchange presents, just as the Wise Men gave presents to Baby Jesus long ago.

    Will Aaron be giving gifts to his big brothers?

    It's going to be hard to keep this one secret until the big day, but it's going to be unforgetable this year, no matter what you decide!

    Susan in Ky
    Cousin to 2 from EE

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  9. P.S. It's good news for the Jacobsons - see their blog for the happy details!

    Susan in Ky
    Cousin to 2 from EE

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  10. Donated to Nikita and to Dmitry. May God multiply each penny. Luba B.

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  11. Julia, I just wanted to say THANK YOU for your prayers!!! They mean more to me than you'll ever know!! And thanks for advocating for kiddos on RR as well!:)

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  12. I too, have been praying for Lucy and family. Oh how I know it will hurt if they must leave without her.

    Someone should try to locate a Leapfrog LeapPad to auction off for a fundraiser. My grandson wants one and they are apparently the hot toy this season. I have searched near and far in my area for one with no luck. Just a thought that might bring in some money for a precious child.

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  13. Hi Julia,
    I haven been following your blog for more than a year now but I never commented. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Aaron is the sweetest boy ever! May God bless you all.

    Franziska from Germany

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