Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The winners are...

Well, I think we all know who the BIG winner of the week is....our FAVORITE boy, Alex! If you missed the news on the facebook page, ALEX HAS A FAMILY!!!! I am BEYOND excited and know that you guys are too. This is an answer to prayer and to all of the hard work you guys did sharing about him and praying for him and donating to his funds. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU! This boy has a special place in my heart and I know in the hearts of many of you as well!

I put all the names of all of the commenters in a bowl and had my kids draw the names. I DID have to redraw for one of the prizes though when someone won the item they donated :). Other than that, this was a completely random drawing! There are a few instances that one person won more than one prize. This is because their name was entered for each item on the list as I stated in the post. There were also a few times that people commented on fbook that they had donated, and not on my blog, but I counted those entries too and put those names in the drawing.

Best buy gift card: ktmae
Walmart Gift card: Courtney
Wild Olive gift cert: Hannah homemade
Mary Kay set: Sarah
Mary Kay set: Sharon
Hand knit hats: Kristen
Headbands (knit): Sarah
Ribbon headbands set 1: Slow me down
Ribbon headbands set 2: Katie
Pillowcases: Hannah homemade
Doll and necklace: Tricia
Earring and necklace set: Erin
Blog makeover: Catherine 
Photography tutorial: Natalie

Sunday, September 25, 2011

We did it!!

Thank you SOOO much to all who donated! Comments are now closed for the giveaway. Some of you commented on the fbook page instead of on the blog and I will add your names to the giveaway too. Winners announced SOON! 

Happy, happy birthday sweet Alex! You are five and celebrating without your family, but there are SO many people here who love you and are praying for you. Hoping so badly that this will be the LAST birthday you will celebrate alone! We love you!

Only a few minutes left!

Only 50 minutes left in the giveaway! Can we raise $80 more??!!
Friday, September 23, 2011

The change

It is amazing to read about this family's journey to get their son. Their son has CP like Alex. He was transferred just 3 months ago to an is their experience

Someone please rescue little A!
Thursday, September 22, 2011

Is it YOU?

My heart is very heavy for Alex today. Many tears have flowed at the thought of this boy. You see, on his Reece's Rainbow page, it no longer says that Alex is facing transfer to an institution, it says that he has been transferred. In his country an institution typically refers to a mental institution, a place where children and adults from 5- 60 or older are placed. Until now Alex has been at the baby house orphanage- where he likely gets more attention and love and care. On his RR page it says that once Alex is transferred he will likely be bedridden for the remainder of his life. And now, he has been transferred. Now, there are exceptions, and I'm sure there are some nicer institutions, but I think chances of that are slim. Though I pray this is the case for him. 

Alex's need for a family is more urgent than ever. The need to raise funds and awareness is greater than ever. Is God asking you to do something radical? Is He asking you to donate more than you thought possible to his adoption fund so that his family can step forward? Are YOU his family? Have you been thinking and praying about adopting him? I believe with all of my heart that this little boy has a family out there. He is so special and so loved by many around the world. He just needs a family to come forward to rescue him from this life in an institution and to give him love, attention, support, and hope. I believe that God has great things planned for this little guy!

Claiming this verse for Alex:

Jeremiah 29:11

New International Version (NIV)
11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

And I just read this absolutely perfect post for today:

Please consider helping Alex today! Don't forget to enter the giveaway in the previous post!
Thursday, September 15, 2011

Birthday Giveaway for Alex!

It is September, Alex's birth month and he is still waiting in the orphanage for a family :( . He lives in Eastern Europe and has cerebral palsy. Because Alex turns 5 this month, he is at risk for being transferred to an institution where he will be bedridden for the rest of his life. He needs to be starting Kindergarten soon, playing outside, learning and loving. Not lying in a bed! But fellow Alex fan Joanna and I want to make this birthday the best showering him with prayers and funds for his adoption, and HOPEFULLY a family! 

Alex is a little boy who has been waiting for a mom and a dad...and maybe some brothers and sisters...someone to love him just as he is.

He has cerebral palsy and is currently unable to walk on his own. He has spent his days in this baby walker, seen here at age three.

And still in the walker here at age four. 

While he may lack the ability to walk, it is clear that one thing this little boy does NOT lack is JOY! His smile lights up the camera!

With your help he will hopefully soon be using that smile to light up the room of his home with his forever family!

As we celebrate his birthday, we need to raise funds for his adoption. Adoption is EXPENSIVE! Any family who is interested in him may be deterred from adopting this precious boy because of finances. But we know that nothing is impossible with God! He can provide what is needed to bring Alex home. Can you give up anything in the next ten days and give that money to Alex? How about making your coffee at home instead of stopping by for a fancy drink? Can you skip that manicure? Can you give money to Alex instead of buying that t-shirt you've been eyeing at Target? These seem like small things, small amounts of money, but to Alex they mean the world. Join me by donating money to his grant at Reece's Rainbow and by sharing about him to your friends and family. Hopefully September will bring him the best gift ever- a FAMILY!

We have collected some amazing prizes for this giveaway....

A $25 gift card to Best Buy

A $50 gift card to Wal-Mart

A $25 gift certificate to Wild Olive Tees

Two Mary Kay Time Wise Miracle Sets.

Adorable hand knit hats

Sweet hand knit headbands

Child sized ribbon headbands: Set 1

Child sized ribbon headbands: Set 2

Beautiful Indian Pillowcases

A handmade African doll from Uganda with a paper bead necklace

A recycled glass earring and necklace set from Uganda made from old soda bottles and glass windows

A free blog makeover worth $40. This includes a custom header, custom template, matching background, up to 6 decorated sidebar pictures and/or titles, coordinating font colors, personal signature (provided by

A photography tutorial session by Courtney of Click it up a Notch. Courtney is a very talented photographer and teacher. She will do an hour long Skype session (or local if applicable) on any photography related questions. This could involve taking photos, manual mode, editing, etc. 

A crystal heart necklace (photo coming soon)

How to enter:
You can get an entry for each of the following:
- DONATE to Alex's adoption fund on Reece's Rainbow. Leave a comment letting me know you did.
- Share about this giveaway on Facebook, Twitter, or your blog. Leave a comment letting me know you did.
- Like Alex's facebook page (Adoption and Awareness for Alex) AND Reece's Rainbow and leave a comment letting me know you liked both of these pages. 
- Check out Joanna's blog AND start a change jar for Alex. Leave a comment letting me know you did both things and are intending to donate said change on the 25th. 

That's it! You can get up to four entries! The giveaway will close on September 25th at 9pm Central time. 

Keep praying and thank you SO SO SO much!


About Me

I am a sinner who has been chosen by God and redeemed by the death and resurrection of his son Jesus. I am a full-time wife and mom, though I hope to someday return to my job as an SLP. I love photography, coffee, reading, and adoption. I hate to clean, but sometimes do it anyway!
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