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.

 

 

 

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YAY!!!

My brother, Warrior, has come back from his testing for brittle bone disease with the all clear! Yay!!!

But…

There is always a but!

It is believed that Warrior was born with both his elbows dislocated. Unfortunately they were not fixed and so even now they are still dislocated but due to the damage done over such a long period of time the doctors cannot put the ulna into its correct place in the elbow.

However, the doctor was very impressed with Warrior’s range of motion in his elbows and commended all the swimming he is doing and how it is such good physiotherapy for him and that he should continue!

Though my brother does not have brittle bone disease other children who are waiting for their families do. Children like:

Miley http://reecesrainbow.org/94937/miley

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and Patrick (who happens to be the same age as Warrior) http://reecesrainbow.org/47712/patrick

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Dear Lord,

Thank you that Warrior does not have brittle bone disease. Thank you that his swimming, that he loves, has helped him stretch out his elbows and regain movement in them.

Lord, I am upset by the fact that there are children without families who live with this disease. They are strong beautiful children but even strong children need a mum and dad to snuggle with when they are getting another cast. They need gentle arms to wrap around them when their bones break and they hurt.

Lord, please bring families forward for these children. Don’t let these kids slip through the cracks and miss out on the wonder that is family.

Thank you so much for my family, for my brother, and for children like Miley and Patrick.

In your name I pray,

Amen.

Awards night!!!!!!

Tonight was the awards night for the club team that I coach for, and my brothers, Kiwi Boy and Warrior, swim for. Both boys were recognised with awards!

  
Kiwi Boy received the “rookie of the year” award. 

Warrior recieved the coaches merit award for his group. 
Sawyer and Finn are an awesome pair of brothers (like my brothers) who are waiting in Europe for a family of their own.

  
Dear Lord,

Thank you for Sawyer and Finn. Thank you that they are brothers and that they have the awesome blessing to be adopted together as brothers.

I pray that a family will step forward and adopt these brothers together so that they can stay together as BROTHERS.

Thank you, for Sawyer. Lord, I pray that this 13 year old boy will be loved and cared for. I pray that his family will help him get the glasses his needs for his farsightedness and his astigmatism.

I also thank you Lord for Finn, an awesome 10 year old boy. I pray that the family that you have chosen for this young man will help him be all that he can be and help him to have all the things he needs for his cleft palate, inguinal hernia, scrotocle, and his developmental delays.

Thank you so much for these boys! May you bless them and the family that will bring them home as their boys so that they can be SONS, BROTHERS, GRANDSONS, NEPHEWS, and COUSINS!

In Jesus’ name,

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. 

Gene

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http://reecesrainbow.org/71268/gene-2

Dear Lord,

thank you for Gene. Thank you that you created him in Your image. Lord I pray that you will be with him as he waits for a family.

I thank you for the doctors that could repair his cleft lip and palate. I thank you that he is able to receive a grant of $4000. I pray that you will bless the people that could help in these ways.

Lord, please bless Gene, please bless him with peace as he awaits.

Lord, please bring a family forward for this wonderful 12 year old boy. I pray that he will not need to wait any longer as he has been waiting for such a long time.

Please bless China as it is Gene’s birth country. Please help him to know that it is ok for him to love both China and any country that you are calling him to. Please Lord bring his family to him.

Please help him to have food in his belly and a roof over his head.

I thank you for all that you are doing in his life.

In Jesus’ name,

Amen