Tuesday, January 17, 2012

2 Cute Ukranians

One of Milana's favorite things to do is going to see the Carolina Hurricanes. This girl LOVES her hockey. Milana was fortunate enough to meet one of the Carolina Hurricanes - Alexei Ponikarovsky. This was super cool because Alexei just happens to be from Ukraine. He was born in Kiev.

Here they are together. Aren't they adorable???

Monday, January 9, 2012

My Head Is Just Swimming

I feel like my head is just swimming with thoughts and questions and I have been trying to figure out just the right words to use. I can't. I wish I could, but I'm more of a random thoughts kind of girl I guess.

I just can't understand why there are SO many children in the world without a Mama & Papa to call their own - without someone to love them. I can't understand why you wouldn't want your child if they weren't perfect in the eyes of others. I can't understand why more people don't feel led to adopt.

I know adoption isn't for the faint of heart. I know it isn't for everyone. I just...I don't get why so many people out there don't see the urgency of finding homes for these children that many of us are yelling and screamming for.

I have had so many people say to me - "Oh please don't tell me you want to adopt again!" or "Why would you want to adopt again?" "Don't you have enough kids?" It makes me feel so sad. Not sad for me because if I were to adopt again I'm not going to worry about the people who seem to feel that they get a say in what I do or don't do - when clearly they do not. It does make me sad for all the fatherless out there.

If you are a parent think about your own child(ren). Can you imagine giving them up because they aren't perfect? Or because they don't live up to societies idea of perfect? Can you imagine them growing up in an orphanage or an institution where they have no one to love them and keep them safe from harm?

I wish I could make people see why adopting is so amazing. Easy it is not, but amazing....totally! I would give just about anything to be able to do it again. I'm just waiting for the right time (and if you know me you know I hate waiting and I have zero patience), but here I sit. Waiting and trying to figure out why so many children are taken forgranted.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

2 More

As I was sitting here these 2 boys popped into my head. These guys also tug at my heart. If truth be told ALL orphans tug at my heart. It hurts so much to think of where some of these children are living around the world. For them to have no Mommy & Daddy to go to when they are scared. To have no Mommy & Daddy to go to for love and reassurance. It just hurts me so much because...well it just sucks!

I know that no one ever said life was fair and it isn't, but WHY are there so many orphans in the world? Why are so many so unwilling to bring an orphan into their home?

It isn't easy, but it is SO worth it. Adopting Milana has changed me so much in so many ways. I don't care anymore about trips to Disney World - don't get me wrong I'd love to go, but I'd rather bring an orphan or two into my home and give them the love they so deserve. I guess I am just not right. I don't know. I never really have been so no big deal.

Did I mention there are SO MANY orphans around the world - like 147 million give or take. It just breaks my heart. I wish more people would step up and bring them home.

The two orphans I was talking about before I got all ADD there are Alexander & Kory.

Meet Alexander :)

Meet Kory

These two adorable guys can be adopted together!!!! Just look at their beautiful faces!!! I just know they would love to be apart of a family.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Still Waiting

Unfortunately, I did not get my Christmas Wish this year. What I wanted more than anything was these 2 little boys. Oh how Spencer and Brent just weigh on my heart. I would love so much for them to be my little boys. I know they would be so loved and adored in our home.

You see like Milana - these guys would have 3 amazing big sisters to love on them like crazy!

I am so sad that these guys are still waiting. I really thought their Mommy and Daddy would have found them by now. It is so sad that these precious boys are sitting in mental institutions. Where or where is their Mama? Where is their Papa?

I would be so happy if these precious boys would find a home soon! How long should they have to wait to find their Mommy & Daddy? They have already been with out them for far too long.

Please share their sweet faces on your blogs, facebook pages, and on twitter. Let's get their faces out there and help them find homes! All children should get to be apart of a loving family.

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