This story has an ending!

September 23rd, 2011

This misty, moisty morning on the first day of my favorite season…

may I suggest

…that you look and see who graduated to Reece’s Rainbow’s MY FAMILY FOUND ME listing today??!!  Praise You, LORD!!!!

God has already been at work in this family’s newest adoption story!  I can hardly wait to tell you which special family He is sending to get this special child!  Some of you are no doubt putting two and two together at this point, and guessing why I am so thrilled!

I can tell you this much, though–keep watching for a fundraising blog that is in the works for this family’s expenses.  You might know that Reece’s Rainbow funds are not accessible until it is time to travel, but a large chunk of expenses come due before that point.  This particular family could use our help before they get to the traveling time!

So for now, if any of you can donate desirable items that will be used to fund this family’s journey toward their newest little one who is waiting in Katie’s orphanage, thank you!  And please contact me!  A huge thank you to the four of you who have already heard about this endeavor and have promised some very neat items!

Those of us who are putting this fundraising blog together want you to know that in the future, it will be used for adoption fundraisers for other families who are adopting from Katie’s orphanage, and who need others to come alongside them financially.

P.S.  Here’s a visual reminder of why these little ones need to get out of there as soon as possible.

Here’s Lily.  Her parents adopted her as a newborn, less than a year after their little biological daughter with Down syndrome passed away.  She is their Lily in the valley, the dark valley they passed through after losing their other sweet baby.  Isn’t she gorgeous?  I could kiss those squeezable cheeks!  She is doing so well, and has brought joy to her loving family for all her seven years!

Here’s Katie.  Today, on this first day of my favorite season, she is exactly nine-and-a-half years old.  For the first seven years of her life, until she received her baba, nobody loved her at all.  Look at these two pictures and know–the appalling condition of this child was totally preventable.  This is why I will work to my dying day if necessary to see the story of Katie’s orphanage to its end.  Because friends, this story has an ending.



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8 Responses to “This story has an ending!”

  1. Shauna says:

    It’s my favorite season too!  I saw his new mommy’s post over on her blog the other day and I was so excited!  Such amazing things have happened since you visited Katerina’s orphanage!

  2. Lauren says:

    Thank you for answering God’s call. He is using you and your sweet girl to open the eyes of the world.

  3. Kristi says:

    Praise God!!  We’ve been praying for that little boy since we first saw him.  His family found him, I’m just ecstatic!  Thank you so much for sharing with us! 

  4. Wonderful news!!  Praising Him… :)

  5. Sue H. says:

    I just started following your blog from BBC a couple of months ago.  You are truly an inspiration.  Best wishes and prayers to you.

  6. Anne ross says:

    Praise GOD for Stephen getting an awesome family! I read your blog everyday and cannot wait till you get Katie home!! Always donating and praying for these children to helpnget them home.. I SO want to adopt, but my husband is not “there” yet.. Praying!!!

  7. Tami Ann Swaim says:

    There are so many children on the Reece’s Rainbow site.  I could not believe it.  I was trying to pray through them as I scrolled and it just kept scrolling and scrolling….

  8. Katherine Lauer says:

    Thank you for showing the contrast. It is so important that people understand this!

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