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One Less Orphan: Mia's gotcha day

Friday, January 28, 2011


I have already had a heavy heart today learning of the passing of this sweet little angel Sandra. Sandra is in the same country as Kareen and is just older than Kareen. Sandra left this life, never knowing the love of a family, and it breaks my heart! It makes the urgency of getting Kareen home, even more so.

A daughter of a fellow adoptive family wrote this sweet poem for Sandra:

In the night sky a lost star was born

Unfortunately in an era when love was worn

She waited her turn to finally shine

But was only shown one bright line

HE gave her the choice to choose her light

And she accepted at last one fine night

The cold world lost another soul

And sweet Sandra had to pay the toll

HE told her she had one task to take on

To shine her brightest when the world turned dawn

The lost star was no more lost, but now found

In a paradise of love, with love's only sound

So, I already had sweet Sandra on my mind today, and then I came home and checked my email and there was an email from the director of Reece's Rainbow that said she finally talked to Kareen's orphanage and she is still at the baby house for now, but is scheduled to be transferred to the institution VERY soon. (I don't know how soon "VERY" means) and that we need to get out dossier (the international adoption packet) ASAP. So of course, my heart was racing and I was worrying about our little girl and as I am sitting at the computer worrying, my sweet little Bree walks in with the iPad (if you don't know Bree, she is OBSESSED with the iPad and does NOT like to share it, and she knows how to work it better than I do) and hands it to me and says "mommy, watch" and she points to the iPad. Well I was expecting to see Toy Story 3 on the screen because that is what is on there ALL day, but instead it was a video message that our church puts out (we have some of them on our iPad) and these are the words that were being said at this exact moment "My peace I give unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. The Lord will stand by thee and will still give thee aid..." As I sat in tears with Bree at my side, I looked into her face and she was just smiling her sweet smile as if to say, "she will be ok mom, my sister will be watched over". Then Bree gave me a hug and took her iPad back and walked away as she turned toy story back on.
So this is the peace I will have to hold on to as we continue this journey. We are doing everything in our power to get this paperwork all done as quick as we can so we will just have to keep praying that the Lord will keep her in the baby house until we can get her and bring her home.

I will do a post at a latter date regarding our gratitude for the support we have recieved but for now I have to say that I truely can NOT put into words the emotions and the gratitude that Kris and I have felt the last few days as we have watched this fundraiser unfold.....there are. No. Words! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! We are witnessing the Lord's hand working miracles for this sweet daughter of His.

***Remember you still have another week to enter the iPAd giveaway! See post below for details********


  1. I am Kirsten W.`s sister in law and have blog stalked (he he he ) you since i read about your miscarriage.
    Anyway our contribution is small but I wish you all the best getting Kareen home safely and quickly. Having 10 adopted cousins most joining our family at an older age and a downs cousin I know how special this opportunity is and will be for you guys and little Kareen. I am excited to be able to follow your awesome story with Kareen.

  2. We are praying our hearts out here in the Rice home- thank God you guys responded when you did, Kecia. I am sitting here thinking about the timing of it all- God has His hand on this little girl! I'm so honored to be a small part of your journey and can't wait til the day this beautiful girl is safely home with you. Hugs from all of us, and prayers for God's grace in all you are doing to bring her home.

  3. What a poignant day for you. How timely for Bree to come show you that message right at that moment...and the fact that it was her makes it even more apparent that someone is watching over you in this journey! I'm amazed at how much you already have in your fund! This is so meant to be!