Tuesday, November 11, 2014

GIVEAWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yes!
 
You read that right!!!
 
I am hosting a giveaway.
 
This is going to be a fundraiser for Silvia's Angel Tree Fund.
 
To be entered, you must donate at least $15 to Silvia's fund.
 
If you donate more than $50 you get 2 entries per $15 after that.
 
Forward your email me your receipt to me at elephantgirl1997 @ gmail .com to be entered
 
Well, I guess you want to know what I am giving away.......
 
I am giving away a $25 Visa gift card.

The giveaway ends at midnight my time on November 30th.
 
Thank you!!!!
 
Silvia


Saturday, November 1, 2014

IT'S HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It is here!
 
The Angel Tree is here.
 
It is finally here!!!
 
I have been waiting for this day since September.
 
Actually since last year.
 
The Angel Tree has been up and running since midnight this morning.
 
Silvia still is at $0.00 even though I have money to donate, its just not in my bank account...
 
Tomorrow, I am doing a presentation at my church for Orphan Sunday.
 
God willing, I will bring in more money for the adoption funds of Aria and Silvia.
 
http://static.reecesrainbow.org/angeltree2014/ Those are all of the kids on the AT this year.
 
You can donate to my AT baby here: http://reecesrainbow.org/78577/silvia
 
And Aria mine and Alyssa's AT babe at http://reecesrainbow.org/82060/aria.
 
God be with us.
 
And these precious fatherless children.
 
They need your love.
 
God, please find them families during this Holiday season.
 
Thank you Lord, for giving me this opportunity to raise money to help bring these precious children home.
 
Your Love Amazes me.
 
Check out this video that one of my fellow advocates created.
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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Growing Up

Growing up, all I wanted to be was mom or a preschool teacher, or both! Right now I am living the dream of working at a preschool. And I absolutely LOVE it. So glad that I'm getting to experience it at such a young age.

I grew up with my cousin who has cerebral palsy. We would go to her school for plays. But I never thought I would have such a heart for kids with special needs.

As I am nearing that age where I am going to have to start deciding what I want to be when I grow up, not that being a preschool teacher for the rest of my life is bad. I am exploring other careers.

I follow a lot of Facebook pages on kids with special needs. I see how they transform through physical therapy. I started thinking about doing that. Even though I always told myself that I NEVER wanted to work in the medical field.

I don't know if this is God's path for me or not. So I will pray about it until He shows me.

Monday, October 6, 2014

My Angel Tree Baby

I almost didn't do the Angel Tree this year. I struggled to raise all the money for my AT babe last year and I didn't want to fail to provide for another orphan. I know every amount helps. I ended up raising the whole $1000 dollars for Leilani and sadly, not much more has been raised for her since then. I saw that there was a little baby on the tree this year. She was born in March. God showed me that she was the one who needed me this year.

I hadn't even been checking the kids on RR lately because I was so overwhelmed with school. I was looking at the newly listed kids last night and saw another baby, or at least that's what she looked like. I felt my heart melt. I had already committed to raising $1000 for my AT baby and she wasn't on the angel tree but I had to help her. It wasn't an option to not help her.

The baby that I committed to for the Angel Tree is





























 Silvia. Silvia is a name that means a lot to me. Silvia is the name of one of my supervisors at work whom I look up to in many ways. Since the first time I saw baby Silvia on RR she has had a special place in my heart.

Silvia, I will not let you down.

Silvia

Silvia, Baby girl, I love you so much. You and Aria both. We are all in this together. I will do everything I can to get you girls home with a great family with a loving mama and daddy who will hug you when your scared and take you to the doctor when your sick. They are out there. I will SHOUT and YELL for you until they see you. Baby girls, my heart breaks for you and I will be praying for your mamas and dadas to see you.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Aria Plus 1

Aria is not on the Angel Tree this year but Alyssa and I have decided to put her on our own Angel Tree. Not only am I going to raise $1000 for my AT baby who I have yet to reveal, I am also going to raise $1000 for Aria.

In order to reach these two goals before the end of the year, I started two tee shirt/ sweatshirt campaigns.
I can do 
all things
through 
Him who
gives me
strength.
Philippians
4:13

The Philippians 4:13 campaign is located here: http://teespring.com/dlphilippians

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The I Can't Keep calm campaign is located here: http://www.tfund.com/dlangeltree

Alyssa also has a shirt campaign going on.

Buy a shirt, join the cause. <3 I need to sell a minimum of 10 t-shirts in order to make any money from this.  I will split the proceeds evenly between Charlie (http://reecesrainbow.org/81243/charlie-2) and Aria (http://reecesrainbow.org/82060/aria)!  

Use this link to purchase the shirt below:  http://teespring.com/Every_Child
The Every child deserves a family is locate here: http://teespring.com/Every_Child

The Every Child campaign is benefiting Aria and Alyssa's AT child Charlie.

Both the I Can't Keep Calm and the Philippians 4:13 shirts are benefiting Aria and my AT baby.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Aria

This little princess has spent most of her short life in the hospital receiving medical care for her many disabilities. Even though she is 5/6 years old she looks like she is an infant/toddler.

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Aria has Spina bifida with hydrocephalus, cerebral palsy, deep mental delay, congenital deformity of the hip, congenital ptosis, optic nerve atrophy, iron and protein deficiency.

Even though miss Aria is dressed in little boy clothes, she is a girl. She needs a momma to dress her up! Every girl deserves to get dolled up, especially when they are so CUTE!!!

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It appears that she gets fed through a nasal G-tube.

I absolutely adore sleeping babies. I just want to pick up Princess Aria and cover her with kisses.

If you are feeling led please donate and/or pray for this princess and her family. She definitely deserves a momma and daddy just like every other kid in the world.

Aria's Profile  << click there



P.S.
Stay tuned to find out who my Angel Tree baby is this year!!! Guess below. Last year it was Leilani, this year its a new baby. Leilani hasn't had very many donations since last Angel Tree so please consider donating to her long with Aria.

Friday, August 1, 2014

With a Heavy Heart

I hope you have Kleenex near by for this post.
 
A year ago in June, a 16 year old boy was brought home from an awful orphanage in Bulgaria.
 
 His name is Tommy.
 
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(all pictures are from The Blessing of Verity blog)
 
He is also known as the boy with the million dollar smile.
 
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He was loved for the first time in 16 years.
 
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Now he will be loved for eternity in heaven with Jesus.
 
Yesterday Tommy died in a tragic drowning accident.
 
He can now RUN and JUMP and TALK.
 
Just like Adam whom is also in Heaven and from the same orphanage as Tommy.
 
Not only will he be with Adam but also all the other kids who were in their orphanage.
 
They can do things typical kids take for granted for the first time in their lives.
 
Yesterday Tommy woke up with his family, this morning he was with Jesus.
 
I have no doubts that he will one day see his family again.
 
And when he does I am sure he will RUN into their arms.
 
We do not know why Jesus only let Tommy be here for a short time.
 
We probably won't until we are with Him in heaven.
 
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He came so far in the year that he was with the Musser family.
 
Tommy, even though I never met you, you will always hold a special place in my heart. I cannot wait to meet you in heaven sweet boy.
 
Please join me to pray for the Musser family as they are grieving the loss of their beloved son and brother.
 
If you feel led to donate to help them provide the money for the funeral cost you can do so here:
 
In just one day over $2000 dollars has been raised for Tommy.
 
God's people are good.
 
Keep them in your prayers please.
 
Tommy, you will be missed immensely.