Friday, April 11, 2014

I'm Failing

I've been single minded.

Staying off the internet.

Refusing to blog.

Focused.

Focused.

We have 14 products due out this spring/summer and I need to stay focused.

Hover Effect

I'm HOPEFUL that the first of those products will be finished today!

Focus, Julia.

FOCUS!!!

But then I take a quick break and slip into the Reece's Rainbow Facebook room where people are single-mindedly focused on advocating and raising money for families and doing whatever they can for orphans and my single-minded resolve just goes to pieces.

How in the world can I concentrate when I see Terri Casebier in that room helping to raise money for this family and that one and yet is NOT funded herself and is leaving in a LITTLE OVER A WEEK??

How in the world??
How can I concentrate when I see so many families with such great need?

I can't.

I can't do it.

I'm failing.

My single-minded resolve is out the window on this Friday morning.

I'm blogging this morning.

For a few families who are leaving REALLY SOON and need help NOW!

The Casebier family

Terri is crazy!!  She is leaving in nine days and spends her days yelling for other families.  She's the reason I am blogging this morning.  She's  getting these two darling little ones!  PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE SOW INTO THIS ADOPTION!

Brandy Brielle

I am so humbled by Terri and her willingness to lay aside her own need for others around her.  Will you help me bless her today?  Sow into her adoption.  They are about 7,000 short of what they need!! They are leaving next weekend!!

CLICK HERE TO DONATE TO THE CASEBIERS
CLICK HERE TO READ THEIR BLOG

And after you donate to them... will you please help a few other families who are leaving soon and in real need!!

The Mayr family

Remember Rita?  I was yelling for her last year!  Well her family leaves TOMORROW to go get her!  She has arthro like Aaron.  Precious Precious!!  I'm figuring that I will run into them at Shriners one of these days...  Sweet reality!

 

This family is awesome!!  Kelly is crazy too.  She's been shouting along with Terri for other families.  Yes, they are short.  By a lot.  It isn't stopping them.  They are boarding the plane - willing to go into debt to get their little one home.  Every little drop eases their burden!  Every little drop matters.

CLICK HERE TO DONATE TO THE MAYRS
CLICK HERE TO READ THEIR BLOG


The Thorp family

They picked two little sisters to adopt. Margaret (pink) and Merry (purple).  Precious sisters.  But in February they received the devastating news that Merry had died of cancer.



Oh Sorrow upon Sorrow.

The Thorps leave in a little over a week to bring Margaret home. Maybe they will have tucked another sweet one or two in their bags before all is said and done?  They are not closed to that possibility.  Not as a replacement for their wee one.  Never.  But God has opened this door and they are going through.  They are not funded.  Short by thousands.  I know they would be blessed to have some help! Tracy has been another one of those crazy yellers!!  Adopting families tend to be the most giving people I have ever met!  Even in their pain.  Maybe because of their pain.

CLICK HERE TO SUPPORT THE THORPS
CLICK HERE TO READ THEIR BLOG

The Bloom family

Remember Barton??
barton-1

Well his family is boarding the plane TOMORROW to go get him.  Not just him though... They are also getting Theo and Orion and are FULLY FUNDED for those three boys...

Theo 2013 (1) Orion

But that is NOT the end of the story!

Nope. 

The Lord has opened the door up for them to adopt one more.  Evan.

Hey RR friends,
I am doing a shout out for the Bloom family.   They leave in a couple of days.  They are not adopting one boy (Theo), not two boys (Orion), not three boys (Barton) .. but also hoping to adopt a Fourth boy (Evan).  Imagine how overwhelming this must be … especially if you are concerned that you will not have enough money to adopt the 4th child (Evan).   Evan is bedridden.  His future is very grim.    The Bloom family is his MIRACLE! They need us now.   Every single child and/or adoption is worthy of our efforts and money but I am hoping that at least a ¼ of us are able to donate $5.   I believe they are estimating atleast another $3000 is needed but this number certainly could rise with any unexpected event!!!      This family is saving 4 older boys from life in an institution.     Kayleigh has been such an advocate for so many of the children!   I know that whatever you are able to give will be truly appreciated and a blessing to the family and the boys.
Thanks everyone :) 

http://reecesrainbow.org/67790/sponsorbloom

It is a GOD story and I cried when I read it.  He's desperate for a family and they are desperate to adopt him.  Simple.  The ONLY thing standing in their way is a $3,000 dollar price tag.  Yep.  That's it. 

A wee bit of money for a precious treasure to find a home.

They are packing their bags and whispering prayers that the Lord provides what they need. 

Want to be a part of God's answer??

CLICK HERE TO GET EVAN HOME!!
CLICK HERE TO READ THE BLOOMS BLOG.


I'm failing on this Friday.  So much work to be done and I sit here with tears flowing.  Families in need.  Babies who need out.

I'm going back to my writing now. 

Trying to get ONE product finished today!

Trying to be single-minded.

Failing terribly.

Whispering prayers as I go.

Will you donate $5.00 to each family?  How about $10.00?  That's only $40.00.  Would you consider taking $100.00 and spreading it around?  How about $100.00 each?  It is Friday for so many.  Payday. 

All four of these families are sacrificing everything to cross that ocean.  All four are leaving in days.  All four have been advocating and yelling for other families.  All four have jumped a cliff and trusted that God would provide. 

PLEASE GIVE TO THE CASEBIERS, MAYRS, THORPS and BLOOMS.


Please don't pass these needs by!

THANK YOU!

 
 
 

3 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing the needs of these precious children and their amazing families, Julia!

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  2. I donated to all four families and can think of nothing more fun to be doing on a Friday night than reading their stories, sowing into their adoptions and praying their babies (teenagers included!) home... Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to point us to these families who I can't seem to find the time to look for these days who are down to the wire and in desperate need of support. May God bless your ever selfless heart and multiply your productivity as you write!

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  3. Thanks for sharing Julia! Donated.

    Sue H.

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