Friday, December 20, 2013

The Sheep and a Giveaway


I watched my little guy last night and my heart was full.
 

 
He was so proud.
 
So very proud.
 
You have to understand.  Language has been hard for him.  So very hard.
 
 
But he stood up there last night and he said his lines.  With confidence.  Clearly.  Carefully.
 
 
 
And this Mama was very very proud!
 
Our little guy has come so very far!!
 
 
 
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No one is sitting in the audience watching them say their lines.
 
The 225+ babes on the Christmas Angel Tree.
 
Jeff
 
They don't even have lines to say.
 
The Reece's Rainbow Angel tree is in full swing with more babes on it than any of the other years.
 
Fernando Dawn #17-1
 
What saddens me the most when I look at the tree is to see so many familiar faces.
 
I DON'T WANT TO SEE FAMILIAR FACES ON THE ANGEL TREE!!
 
Tobin
 
I DON'T WANT TO SEE MORE CHILDREN.
 
Sean Greta
 
IT MAKES ME CRY!!!!
 
I can't look at the tree without wanting to cry.
 
I don't know why this year is harder than most.  I think partly it is because I haven't been able to do more than just watch and pray for the babes this year.  I wasn't able to do a Big Giveaway like I did the last two years.  I haven't been able to rant and scream and yell with the rest of the warriors over all the babes.  I am coming in late and dang it - seeing all those faces on there staring back at me....And recognizing so many of them as the ones we fought for so hard last year.... I just want to break down a bit. 
 
Holly (Asia) Mark (LA)
 
The Angel Tree is designed with several goals in mind... to raise the grant account of each child by at least $1,000.00.... to get the children SEEN .... to raise awareness of the plight of special needs orphans across the ocean ..... and to ultimately find them families.
 
THEY NEED FAMILIES!
 
Angelia Igor (68) Michael
 
I'm coming in late but I'm here.
 
When I was across the ocean I bought a bit of chocolate.....
 
Of course Carla and I had to test it all out first to make sure it was edible.
 
In our testing we stumbled upon these amazing toffees that we both seriously went nuts over.
 
 
We ate every single one.
 
So I went back and got more.
 
And we ate a whole bunch of those.
 
So I was forced to go back and buy Carla her own bag and I bought another bag for me.
 
I LOVE THIS TOFFEE...
 
Parting with it is going to be seriously hard but give it away I must....
 
SO....
 
I've made up several bags of candy from across the ocean.
 
Each bag has four different kinds of candy in it....
 
 
1.  Grand Toffee - MY ALL TIME FAVORITE!!
2.  An amazing Werther's Original type candy that is MY SECOND ALL TIME FAVORITE!!
3.  A Chocolate crunch that is absolutely delightful
4.  A sweet caramel candy that they used to give Aaron at his institute. 
 
Each bag contains TWENTY pieces of candy!!
 
I'M GIVING AWAY FIVE BAGS....
 
All you have to do??
 
Go on the Angel Tree and donate 10.00 OR MORE (please please please consider giving more) to the child ON THE BOTTOM of the tree.  Bump them up.  Then come back here and leave a comment to let me know you donated.  On Sunday morning I will draw names from all of those who donated and will give away FIVE bags of candy...
 
EASY.
 
 
FIVE PEOPLE ARE GOING TO WIN SOME AMAZING CANDY....
 
Just Saying!!
 
P.S. - If you want to be entered to win MORE prizes... then CLICK HERE and enter into this giveaway after you leave a comment on mine!! 

 
 
 

8 comments:

  1. He did such an amazing job. I love watching him grow. As it is the year anniversary of the Russian Adoption ban I was hoping you would blog about the video I made in honor of the little ones who met families and are still stuck there. You can either get it off my blog at www.operationorphannomore.blogspot.com or you can share it for here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlZMWmZ6TrE

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  2. Donated $10 to Alan-all I can do right now but thanks for sharing him and doing the candy give away :)

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  3. I just donated $10 to Tobin. What a sweetheart he seems to be! I hate to see all those beautiful children as orphans :( //Anna H

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  4. Wow. He is walking so nice!!! :D Merry Christmas!

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  5. Awesome video, he did a great job! Donated $10 to Seth, Merry Christmas! (Brooke Kirk)

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  6. I didn't see this post until tonight, Julia, so I'm too late for the giveaway. Just wanted to tell you that after reading, I went and looked at the AT for the first time this year and had the same reaction. All these familiar faces, still here? People of God, open your hearts and arms and bring these little ones home! It is heart-crushing. *tears*

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