Saturday, November 26, 2011

Thankful...

Since I posted a week ago, the orphanage's list is almost completely taken care of (there are some better-to-be-bought-local needs still to get!) When I wrote the list, I questioned whether I should share the whole list of needs. I questioned a) does anyone even read my blog anymore after taking such a huge time off from posting? and b) even if people read it, it is the holidays...time for Black Friday and too many parties-not time to bother people to help out some kids a continent away. Plus, the list had some pricey/big items and the list was long.

But I typed up the whole list...I was dreaming big.


And, friends, you delivered BIG...


Today, during my visit, I told the head matron of the items coming, she broke her hard shell and gave me a hug. But the hug is not appropriate to just come to me. I must extend that hug of thanks to all of you: my friends (online and otherwise.)

Do you want to see the sweet faces of the babies (up to about 5 years old) that you guys stepped up (so quickly!) for? Look at these big eyes and know that your gifts are going to help these children...














4 comments:

Bethany and Will said...

Hi Heather :-) I've got some things I'd love to send for the orphanage...also - do you know a local school that could use some math books (kids books/workbooks/teachers' editions)? I saved them from being tossed by our district when we switched to a new series and I would love to give them away. I have K-5th grade and boxes of each. Send me a message at bethyld@aol.com and let me know if I can send them via APO to you to be given away to the local schools.

Molly said...

Beautiful kiddos!! If you need volunteers to help out.. let me know!!!!

a blog full of weldons. said...

these children are simply breathtaking!!!

i saw your comment on my blog a few weeks back and i keep meaning to write back to you. just wanted to say i'm praying for you and your sweet little one. for your heart as you wait and for the wonderful road that is ahead...even if right now it sucks :)

much love to you!!
angie

a blog full of weldons. said...

hi heather,

thank you so much for your words of encouragement on my blog...i really wish there was more honesty about post adoption depression. it's a strange road that no one really wants to talk about...probably for the same reasons that i struggle talking about it :) because it makes me feel like a failure. i've read jen hatmakers post before but i think i forgot about it until you mentioned it. i should read it again. i've found such peace just by being able to be honest and allow God to begin healing my soul...even if it is scary. i am ever grateful for your encouragement and prayer and i'm so glad to be walking life with you :)
with love, ang

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