Birthdays!

Today is my sister’s 18th birthday! It is so cool. I am so proud of everything that she has already accomplished in her life and I am so excited to see what God is calling her to in the future.

This past week has also marked my mum’s birthday as well. There has been so much celebration in my house as we let these two AMAZING ladies know just how special they are to us.

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I will continue to let the birthday boy/girl/mum/dad chose who I will pray for on their birthday as a way to celebrate their life and the lives of children who still wait for a family.

My sister chose Elize: http://reecesrainbow.org/98787/elize

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Elize is an amazing young lady who despite working through the challenges of being deaf loves to communicate and does very well in school. Wiggles (my sister) would love to see this young lady at home with her family and have some awesome conversations with her new mum and dad!

My mum decided to chose the sibling group of Aaron, Abby, Accel, and Addy. http://reecesrainbow.org/99505/4-siblings

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These four kids are strongly attached to one another and as my mum says “all kids need mums and dads to love them. There are enough losses in adoption without kids having to lose their siblings as well.”  As a mother who adopted a sibling group of four my mum has seen how hard it is to adopt a sibling group but also the joys that come along with it.

Dear Lord,

Thank You for my Mum and for Wiggles. Thank You for putting such amazing people into my life. I pray that as we celebrate their birthdays they will see in us a small glimpse of the love that You have for them.

Lord, I also pray for Elize. Thank You so much for this young lady. Please bring forward a family for her. Thank You that she is out going and loves to communicate with others. I pray that this will help her to attach to the family that You have chosen for her.

I pray also for the four children that wait together. Please bring a family forward so that they can stay together. Please give the family the strength to help all of them grow into the people You have chosen for them and also help the children know that they are all important and all matter.

In Your name I pray,

Amen.

 

 

 

Three awesome kids!!!

These three kids are on Reece’s rainbow and I believe that they live in Taiwan. Though I did not meet them I was privileged enough to visit their AMAZING country! It is my prayer that they will find families to love them, teach them, and care for and about them for the rest of their lives!!!

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Heather is an amazing girl who was born in December of 2003. She has been diagnosed with moderate cognitive delay which is suspected to be the result of abuse by her birth father. She also has Epilepsy which she is receiving medication for. She also wears glasses for her myopia and astigmatism.

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Cullen has a mild physical disability which affects his lower extremities. He is also diagnosed with cerebral hypoplasia, severe mental developmental delay, and epilepsy. Beyond all his diagnoses however Cullen is just an 11 year old kid who needs some love, patience and stability in his life.

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Merlin! This little guy was born October 2007. Unfortunately he was hospitalized for a long period of time after he was born. He lived with his birth mother until January 2010 but is now living in an orphanage. He receives therapy in his orphanage (Yay!). Merlin is diagnosed with moderate intellectual deficiency and congenital cardio disease.

Dear Lord,

Thank you for Heather, Cullen, and Merlin.

Thank you for Taiwan and the people there and that these three awesome kiddos are apart of Taiwan itself.

I pray that You will provide families for these three that will love them and care for them through their medical needs and through their lives. I pray that they will encourage them and help them to be the best that they can be.

Lord, may You be with these kids and let them know that You love them and cherish them and that they mean everything to You because You created them and You love them with Your whole heart.

Lord, please help us to love the people that You have placed in our lives the way You love Heather, Cullen, and Merlin.

For Your glory and Your kingdom, I pray.

Amen.

Macarius

Yesterday was my sister’s first birthday in a family (she turned nine) and today is my youngest brother’s birthday!!!!! Buttons is six today!!! 😱😱😱😱😱😄😄 Just like Treasure this is Button’s first birthday in a family and he is having a blast!  

 

Yesterday, Treasure chose Daphne to be prayed for and today Buttons has chosen Macarius. Like Buttons Macarius had his birthday this month and has also just turned six! 

http://reecesrainbow.org/46079/macarius 
 

Dear Lord,

Thank you for Macarius. Thank you that he smiles and that he can talk. Thank you that You have made him and that You love him.

Lord, I pray that this little boy will have a family very soon. Thank you for the $126.20 that has been donated to his name on Reece’s Rainbow. 

Lord, please help his family to come soon so that he can have the surgery he needs on his foot so that he can have some hope of learning to walk. I also pray that he will be able to get the physical therapy he needs for his cerebral palsy, as well as allowing him to be able to get glasses if they are required so that despite having strabismus he can see and learn. Please help his family to help him overcome his mental delays. Also, please help his family to feed him well so that he can no longer be malnourished but grow into a healthy young boy.

Thank you for this special boy. Please help him to know that You love him and care about him. Please use him for Your glory so that all people can know the heart that You have for the orphaned and for those in distress. 

I pray all of this in Jesus’ name,

Amen. 

Daphne

Today is my little sister’s birthday!  (Happy Birthday Treasure!!!!) It is her first birthday in a family 😊😊😊😊!  

 Daphne, like my sister has just turned nine. http://reecesrainbow.org/12431/daphne-1037

 

Dear Lord,

Thank you for Daphne! 

Lord, I pray that she had someone love on her for her ninth birthday. 

Thank you that she is responsive and affectionate. Lord, please help her to keep these attributes even with the transfer to the adult mental institution. 

Lord, please bring a family to her soon so that she can get the therapy for her Cerebral Palsy. Please bring someone to love her and understand her despite her cognitive delays. Please, Lord, bring her family to her so that she does not have to stay bedridden and so that she can achieve all that you have in mind for her.

Thank you Lord for the $2,145 grant on reeces rainbow, may it be used greatly for Your glory and so that her family can get her quickly!

May this little girl be blessed and be a blessing to others through Your power.

For Your glory and for Your kingdom!

In Jesus’ name,

Amen.