Guest post: Three Sweeties

January 8th, 2014

Hello, friends! A big thank you to Susanna who is allowing me to guest post. Many of you may remember me as I’m Anna’s mom. You all prayed so hard for us during our trip home and her stay in the hospital. She is doing fabulously and you can see her current picture here on my blog .

I’m not writing today to tell you about Anna. She is home and safe. Instead I have three little girls on my heart that I must share. They are all in an Eastern European country that begins with a U.

First up is my sweetheart Giselle. I have been her guardian angel for a while now. I thought sure her mommy and daddy would have found her by now. Just look at that sweet face! Isn’t she the most gorgeous child! I just see such grace when I look at her.

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And yet she waits. Most likely she has already been transferred to an adult mental institution. Sadly, she is probably better off, as the babyhouse she has been in was a place much like Pleven.

Giselle has many needs, but her medical is no scarier than my Anna’s was. She does need special parents. Please read more about here here.

Next is Valery.

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Not the best picture in the world, but honestly, if my whole life depended upon someone picking me because of a picture of myself, I would be in big trouble. So I hope her mama and daddy will be able to look past a fleeting second of her life and see all the hours and days of joy she will bring. Please click here to read more about Valery.

Last is Janelle. You probably remember reading about her in Susanna’s post here.  She has just captured my heart with her sweet face.

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Her medical issues do not sound that severe. Her region also typically waives the 10 day wait after court. Surely there is someone out there who is just dying to complete their family with this angel! Read more about Janelle here  or join her twitter account here.

So there you have it. These three little girls have my heart. Just as Susanna cried and screamed and fought for the Pleven children, God has given me these three to fight for. I have BIG goals for them this year as I serve a BIG God and it seems silly to set little goals with Him fighting the battle.

I am praying that you will ALL join me in this. I am asking for some really, small easy tasks, and for those of you who would like to be more involved, I have some tasks for you too.

First of all, the girls just need exposure. I have a goal that 25,000 people will see them before the end of this year. This is so doable, that I probably should set it higher! I just need everyone to share on Facebook and Twitter. Put one of their pictures on the bottom of your emails. Print them and take them to church, to Bible study, to Mommy’s Day Out, to your kid’s soccer practice. Post them in your cubicle. On the billboard at Starbucks. You could be the person who changes one of their lives just by sharing. If you have additional ideas about how we can get exposure for the girls, would you please share in the comments?

Second, we need to get the girls’ grants as high as possible so that a family can commit to them without worrying about the money! You can contribute directly to their accounts at the links above. I am also planning a HUGE giveaway for them. I need your help! I need donations of items to give away. Electronics, vacations and gift cards are always popular. I would like to have a ton of items to giveaway, so no item is too big or too small! A small gift card is a great incentive as we build toward giving away the bigger prizes. Please contact me at eightisnotenough2012@gmail.com if you would like to donate something or help with the giveaway some other way. My goal is to raise at least $10,000 to split among the girls’ accounts. Yes, I know, that seems like a lot of money. But our God has unlimited resources, so this does not worry me.

I will need lots of help sharing the giveaway once it is live, so I plan to ask Susanna to let me post again here. Be on the lookout!
I am open to any other ideas for finding these girls’ families and getting them funded. Please share in the comments or email me at the address above. This is going to take a village!

Many thanks to Susanna for letting me share here.

Lydia

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3 Responses to “Guest post: Three Sweeties”

  1. Lauren S. says:

    Oh, Janelle.  Those eyes and that lovely hair.   What a sweetie pie!  I’ve shared her information and link on my Facebook page and asked other people to share her.  Praying she will be snatched by a loving family soon!

  2. Phyllis says:

    It sounds  like their country is where I live. I probably can’t  help much with the fundraising and publicity, but if any of them “happen” to be close (God does things like that sometimes :-), I would love to help however I can on this end.

  3. Sarah says:

    Such a heartfelt blog post, i truly admire Lydia’s determination to help these three beautiful children. I agree that you should never underestimate how a simple ‘click’ could actually have the power to change a life. Please, please everybody do what you can, share on Facebook, or RT on twitter together we can help make this happen, “Be the change you wish to see in the world” – thank you!

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