Saturday, August 25, 2012

Elijah is gone, he died alone ( Matching Grant)

This past week, I got the most devestating call I think a mother could get in this adoption process. I got the call our son has died. Even now typing this I feel my heart melting and physically hurting for our poor son. No, he was not legally ours yet, but we had him in our hearts. I felt like I could not breathe at that point. I will write more on this in the future because it is so raw still at this moment I can't fully describe the pain that is in my chest. As we looked at each other as a family and tried to decided what to do from there we knew we were suppose to keep going. I feel in my heart that if Eljah could speak from heaven he would tell us keep going mom. Go save another child like you were going to do for me. I am saved now, I am loved now, but there is a child who really needs someone mom and you have the gift to go do it. Don't waste that GIFT!! So we are going on a blind referral next Saturday. We are stepping out in faith and believe God has a child for us. No he will NOT replace Elijah! Elijahs days were numbered, and he will always be our son! But we have been given a GIFT, a gift to be there, to be able to rescue a child, and I can not let that gift waste away or die! I will NOT let another child die alone, like Elijah did! We are still short on funds and a generous donor has offered us a $1000 Dollar matching grant!! What that means is, if you donate $20 it turns into $40 as long as we can make our chip in read $1995!! YOu will see the chip in on this page at the top and bottom of it. WE need this SO BADLY before we leave so we can have it in time to fly! PLEASE, I am Begging you to PLEASE help us DON"T LET ANOTHER CHILD DIE ALONE LIKE OUR SON! HELP US SAVE THEM! Thank you and thank you to our donor!!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Have you been wanting to donate to help bring Ryder and Elijah home, but haven't yet? Have you always had (or even just recently had) a special place in your heart for the orphan? Have you wondered what you could do to look after orphans in their distress? Would you like to save 2 boys from a life destined to an institution and instead bring them home to their forever families who love them and desperately want them? Do you like winning great prizes? Well, than this giveaway is for you.

Together, both families still need to raise a total of $34,000 (about $17,000 each).

They will be leaving in about 4 weeks to bring their boys home and need to raise the funds by then.

Yes, that is a whole lot of money. BUT, there is not a price tag on a child's life! Yes, that is a lot of money, but these boys are WORTH it! Yes, it is a lot of money, but NOTHING is too hard for our God.

                                             Ryder                                            Elijah (Walden)

We have 30 GREAT prizes, which gives you 30 chances to win something great while at the same time helping 2 families bring their boys home. Two boys who will be not only be cousins, but great friends. So, this is how it works. The giveaway will  end on Monday, September 3rd (which happens to be Ryder's Mommy's birthday). When the giveaway ends, we will be drawing 30 names. The first person drawn will have 1st choice of all of the prizes, the second person drawn will have their choice of the remaining prizes, and so on down the list. So, you will have 30 chances to win something great, but best of all, you will be helping to make 2 boys orphans no more!


You can donate to the chip-in found on the bottom of this page. All of the money raised will be split right down the middle between the 2 families. Here is the breakdown of the number of entries per donation:

$10 = 1 entry
$25 = 3 entries
$50 = 8 entries
$75 = 12 entries
$100 = 18 entries

Now, onto the prizes!


Rabun Gap, North Georgia Mountains Vacation

Fall Foliage Peak Season
about $700 value
3 bedrroms - sleeps 8-11
5 days, 4 nights: Veteran's Day Holiday Weekend - November 9, 10, 11, 12

Orlando, FL Vacation

Near Disney World
4 bedrooms - sleeps 8
4 days, 3 nights: Veteran's Day Holiday Weekend - November 9, 10, and 11

Mountain Retreat, Golf Vacation

Lake Lure, North Carolina
Fall foliage peak season
Rumbling Bald at Lake Lure Ammenities include indoor swimming pool and 2 golf courses
2 bedrooms, sleeps 6-8
$450 value
4 days, 3 nights: Veteran's Day Holiday Weekend - November 9, 10, and 11

$25 Kohls gift card

$25 Cheesecake Factory gift card

$100 gift certificate to House of Passage

donated by Ann and Craig Borgialli

$25 Walmart gift card

147 Million Orphans shirt

value $19.99
Adult Size L

$10 Chick Fil-A gift card

Scentsy Buddy

baby Mollie the monkey
with scent pack
$20 value

$15 ITunes gift card

Beauty from Ashes Light Green Earrings - 147 million orphans

value $14.99

$25 Kohls gift card

Custom cloth baby girl or baby boy doll

You choose eye, hair, skin, and outfit
$27 value
Donated by Annie Trenda (Ryder's Angel Warrior from Reece's Rainbow last year)

$10 Cheesecake Factory gift card

Magazine Bead Necklace - 147 Million Orphans

value $19.99


Gift Certificate for Personalized Necklace of Your Choice

donated by Joni Kummer

Some Examples of Her Beautiful Necklaces

$25 Walmart gift card

147 Million Orphans Cuff

value $9.99

$25 Kohls gift card

James 1:27 Bracelet

donated by Kelly Phipps Grove
value $15
James 1:27 - Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.

Scentsy Mid-Size Scentsy Warmer and Scentsy Bar (Amalfi Coast)

value $25

Vera Bradley Knitted Headwarmer

Rythm & Blues
value $28

Vera Bradly Knitted Headwarmer

Tea Garden
value $28

Bond Girl 007 Perfume

value about $24

Vera Bradley Photo Book

Holds 24 - 4x6 photos
value $14

Vera Bradley Photo Book

Holds 24 - 4x6 photos
Mocha Rouge
value $14

Premier Designs Necklace and Earrings

donated by Jordan Maldonado 

Premier Designs Necklace and Earrings

Necklace Value $42
Earrings Value $26

Avon Florence Gift Set

Necklace and Earrings
value $19.99

PLEASE help us save Elijah (Walden) and Ryder!