Tuesday, November 8, 2011


Outside of Cassidy's daycare room there is a bulletin board. It used to have apples on it and now there is a picture of a turkey asking the question, "What are you thankful for?" Each child in the class answered the question which was then written on a leaf by the teacher. After I left the classroom (and my children) this morning, I stopped to read this bulletin board. Some of the children's responses were, "candy", "my cat", "stuffed animals", and "leaves". I searched for Cassidy's response, so curious to see what she had said.

I thought it may have been, "my dolls" or "books".

Or maybe, "my new bike".  Possibly, "my favorite pink skirt" or "markers".

No. It was not any of those things.

Cassidy's response to the question, "What are you thankful for?"

One word:


Friday, November 4, 2011

Hope for Tristan

This year, through Reece's Rainbow, I am advocating for Sweet Tristan. Tristan is a two year old boy who lives in Eastern Europe. He is an orphan who also has Down syndrome and because of this, will most likely be transferred to an adult mental institution by the time he turns four years old.

For the past couple of years, I advocated for Sergey, who now has a family who is working hard to have him home by Christmas.

All children deserve this! Tristan deserves this!   

Let's give this little boy some hope...

Here is his profile from Reece's Rainbow:

Birth Date: May 2009

Gender: Male
Eyes: Blue
Hair: brown

 Diagnosis: Down Syndrome, cerebral ischemia (insufficient bloodflow to the brain); Sweet Tristan also had prenatal HIV contact.

Can you help him?  Will you help him? 

You may help by advocating, donating, and praying.

If you donate $35 or more, you will receive an ornament from Reece's Rainbow with Tristan's picture on it.  There is a donation box on the right side of my blog. All of the money raised will go directly to Reece's Rainbow towards the cost of Tristan's hopeful adoption.  All donations are tax deductible.

Let's help give Tristan a chance at life...