Our Journey to Bring Our Son Home . . .


October 11, 2009

All I Want for Christmas . . .

As many of you know, the adults in our family don't buy each other Christmas presents. Instead, we put our resources together to travel to be with each other. This year, I'm asking for a gift from anyone able to help. Please consider providing the healthy start so many orphans need. New Day provides opportunities, surgeries, therapy, the chance of a forever family, and the love these children need. Unfortunately, the needs of the children brought to New Day weren't always met in their home orphanages. New Day is trying to help other orphanages who might otherwise use watered-down milk, sugar water, or cheaper formula from unreliable companies. I'd be honored for friends and family to make a donation to New Day's Milk fund on behalf of Brett's family.




Blessings,
Cindy

4 comments:

TanyaLea said...

What a WONDERFUL idea! I love it!! I'm planning on doing the same thing and making that request of family and friends when my birthday rolls around in January. Like you, we no longer exchange gifts as adults during Christmas. But everyone still usually gives b-day gifts, so I thought it would be the perfect way to give back to the place where our daughter waits for us to bring her home.

SO glad that Brett is home to celebrate his first Christmas with his forever family!

Blessings and Hugs to all!! <><
~Tanya
(Khloe's mama)

irena said...

Done Boltons!!! Merry Christmas!

Valerie and Jeff said...

Cindy,
Hi--I'm sponsoring Samuel for Operation Giggle and quite honestly he's just on my mind all the time since I saw him on ND's site and on yours! Carrie at New Day mentioned that if he's able to have a prosthesis work for him it won't be until after he's adopted ... oh my goodness ... this makes me pray so deeply that his forever mom and dad are being prepared for him soon! Carrie also mentioned (because I emailed about this site: http://timthethief.com/pictures/cool-pictures/07/21/2009/cody-mccaslands-magic-legs/ that I found in hopes that it would be helpful for Samuel) that Samuel has less appendage than that particular boy in the article. I realize that Brett has one fully functioning leg so he is very mobile with one and thankfully even more so now.
Do you know how much leg area you need for prosthetic devices? I'm not even sure why I'm asking ... it's just on my mind. Thank you so much~!
Blessings
Valerie
almquist@fmtcs.com
OR
almyfamilyjournal.blogspot.com

Football & Fried Rice said...

FABULOUS idea!!!!! I can attest to the benefits of a baby having that healthy start!!!! Thank you for advocating for those that still wait.what a blessing you are!!!!