I haven't wanted to post anything in the longest time. I'm still making cards from time to time. But a sincere disappointment in my photography skills and general dislike of this whole "blogger" format has put me off. Blogging. the whole thing.
But I do plan to rectify this. Be patient with me. I will dive headfirst into blogging soon enough. If I make myself accountable here, I believe it really will happen. Let say by June. By June i will be a committed blogger. With a site that I love and photography skills to match.
In the mean time, I want to tell you about something that has become very dear to my heart, in the most unexpected of ways.
Two weeks ago, maybe less, I followed a link to this blog http://babynumber10.blogspot.com/. And I am so glad that I did. This is Olga. The first child that was rescued.
This woman, Patti is A-MAHZ-ING. She has ten children. Ten! Her youngest, darling Lily has Down syndrome and so Patti has become an advocate for Down syndrome and Special needs adoption. She has opened my eyes in the most amazing ways. Her blog is simply remarkable, the good that she is doing is A-MAHZ-ING.
Imagine being an orphan. No parents. No one who cares if you live or die. Not really.
Your likelihood of being adopted is pretty slim. Even if there are people in this world that fall in love with your picture and make room for you in their hearts, then need also have room for you in their wallets. International adoption is expensive! Easily twenty thousand dollars or more.
Twenty thousand dollars.
Now imagine being an orphan with special needs, and imagine your likelihood of being adopted. It just plummeted didn't it? Are there people in this world with that bigger hearts?
This is how I used to think. I used to think no one would want to spend such a large amount of money on any child, let alone one that was not perfect, one whose special needs will continue to cost thousands of dollars throughout one's life. No one would step forward for these children.
But people like this DO EXIST! I have seen it. I have seen three families step forward. Three children rescued. Olga, Kareen and now Peter. Peter who is dying because of problems with his heart. A family has stepped forward for Peter. A family who loves Peter.
And it is so uplifting, so inspiring to know that there are people in this world who see the worth in these little orphans, see them as perfect, love them unconditionally and want to bring them home. And that is something that I couldn't help but want to support.
Patti is having a big giveaway. Need I say iPad?
Ten dollars is all she wants. Consider it ten dollars a ticket.
Ten little dollars to support the families rescuing these little orphans. Sometimes I have spent nearly that much on coffee.
My eyes have been opened as I have watched these families step forward to claim these children as their own. I have gained a renewed sense of faith in humanity. And it is beautiful.
Here is the giveaway post: http://babynumber10.blogspot.com/2011/01/pure-love-giveaway.html. I beg you to go have a look. And I sincerely hope you win, for even considering it, for reading this badly written post and being compelled to act, I love you for it and I sincerely hope you win.