Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Nobody's Children

My little boys are counting down the days. In two weeks they will drive with me to Atlanta, Georgia to the Association of Classical Christian Schools Convention. Nope. That's not why they are excited although staying at a BIG hotel and spending two days hanging out in the city with a babysitting while Mama works is fun to think about. They are excited because AFTER the convention we will be driving to Kentucky for the Reece's Rainbow Reunion. 
This year we are sharing a cabin with a very special girl and her family.
Annie (Reilly on RR) and John grew up together in the orphanage. Rob and I had the loving privilege of meeting her when we adopted John. To say we love her would be a HUGE understatement.
A few weeks ago we were blessed to be able to celebrate her 12th birthday with her.
My little boys are so so excited to go to Yogi Bear!! And they are doubly excited to hang out with Annie for the week.
I'm excited because I get to hang out with a bunch of other moms who have treasures like us.
Two years ago at Yogi was a little guy who was "Nobody's Child." He was being hosted by an RR family and was the ONLY child at the reunion who didn't have a Mama or a Papa.
Simon (Valera on RR)
Well one of the Mamas there took one look at "Nobody's Child" and knew as soon as she saw him that he was her son.  The crazy part was she was in the middle of another adoption in an entirely different country.
That didn't stop her.

Last year he was at the RR reunion again.  No longer "Nobody's Child", he now had a Mama and a Papa and brothers and sisters.
But the story doesn't end because back in his orphanage wait four other "Nobody's Children."  Four. 
These beautiful, precious treasures.

The Schultz' met these four children in Simon's orphanage and it was a no brainer for them... they had to go back to bring them home.
They are SO CLOSE to travel.
Only weeks away.
All that stands between them and getting these sweet kiddos is a phone call letting them know when they are to travel.
And yes.  Money.
But here's the really really cool part... They have a $10,000 matching grant. 
When their grant account reaches $11,119.16 they will receive an additional $10,000 and will then be fully fully funded.
Unfortunately, they have a LONG ways to go to match their grant and little time to do it.
So here I am asking begging you to help the Schultz family match their grant!!
They are stepping out in faith.  Will you step with them?
A phone call and money are the only two things that stand in the way.
We can't make the call but we can help with the money.  Every single dollar is doubled. So that five dollar bill wadded up in your pocket will become ten.  Twenty  will turn into forty.  A hundred will be two hundred.  A thousand will be two thousand.
Help make four "Nobody's Children" a family's precious treasures. 


  1. I was following their (Annie's family) blog but she has not posted in a while. When you are talking with them, please let them know that someone still checks in to see how things are. Enjoy your vacation.

  2. So sweet to see Annie and your boys together! How are the others of the fabulous five? I also think of Alex from time to time (you wrote about him in November, he was aging out)- his family found him at the last moment, is he already home?
    Donated for the four treasures. I hope you will all enjoy the reunion!


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