Monday, January 28, 2013

Where He Doesn't Belong

I'm clenching my jaw, my heart is beating fast, and I am tense.  Tonight before I opened Reece's Rainbow, I had an older boy on my heart, but that was it.  Just the words "Older Boy" were on my heart.  No face. No name.  I prayed and said God please show me him. I opened the site, and went to the HIV+ 6-9 thinking I might find him.  I didn't.  I switched over to my Facebook to find that I had a message from a mom, that I had talked with a bit earlier.  She was sending me pictures and videos, of a boy that she loves so dearly, and would love to see him in a family.   His name is Jason.  I had passed over this sweet boy, on Reece's Rainbow many times before.  But he never stood out to me. I saw him and I knew his face but I didn't know him. I didn't know his story or what his life was like.   That quickly changed.

The mama sent me many photos, as well as many videos.  As I sat and clicked through the photos and read the messages full of things about this boy, I felt my heart slowly growing attached.  I felt my heart start to ache.  As she sent me links to videos of this boy, I started watching them, and reading more about him.  My heart was slowly breaking, and attaching to him.

I filled with anger, and sadness as she told me he spends most of his time locked in a crib, and tied down.   I watched the many videos, and I chatted with her.  I knew this was the boy God put on my heart.  I knew he was the one that I would help rescue.  I knew he was the one, because I sit here and type this with eyes filled with tears.  I just knew.   I messaged Kaitlyn and said "We need to help this boy." I sent her the videos, and with in minutes she replied back and said "I want to be a part of his story."  I couldn't help but repeat the words "He is in a crib.  Tied to it.  He is 10.  And in a crib."  It's not right.  He cannot continue to live like this.  He just can't.

The marks on the side of his head are from him banging his head on the side of the crib.  It's called self stimulation.  He has been left alone for so long that he rocks, and self abuses just to feel something.  In many of the videos he will use his hand and rapidly hit the side of the crib, or the floor.  He does anything to feel alive, right now this sweet boy is merely existing   He isn't living, because he has been forgotten.  He has no life outside of that crib.  He has been tucked away into the dark corners of the world, and left to die.  He is not worthy of life in his country.   He isn't loved, or wanted.

Do you see that smile?  Do you see that Jason has not given up hope?  Do you see that he is waiting for a family to choose him?  Do you see the sparkle in Jason's eyes?  Do you see what I see?  A little boy full of life, just waiting to blossom and be loved.  He is waiting for someone to take a step in faith and come to his rescue.  Jason turns 10 on April 10th.  He doesn't looks 10 does he?  Well he is.  That is 10 first birthdays that went un-noticed.  That is 10 first Christmas' that he can never get back.  10 years of his life spent locked away, in a place where he doesn't belong.  Please help Kaitlyn, and I make this Jason's last birthday alone. This time next year, I want him in a family, being loved and cherished.  Forever and ever.

With God by our side, nothing can stop us or prevent us from finding this boy his family.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Valentine's Day Sweetest Photo Contest

Alyssa and I were talking to each other through Skype the other night and we wanted to do something special for Valentines day.  A fundraiser that was sweet and short.  Together we came up with the idea of a "Sweetest Photo Contest" for Valentines day.

Here's how it works!  

If you have or are related to a child with special needs such as Down syndrome and etc, then you can enter!  

$5 per child and one photo entry.  

Ages are from 0 months- 10 years old can enter.  

Send us a photo @

Send the sweetest photo you have of your little one with special needs, be sure to tell us the name of the child and give us your email too. (For us to contact to you. :) ) 

We will have "CHIPIN" button of the side of our blog that will say "Photo Contest" or something close to it.  Send us your child's photo via email and then donate the $5 to the CHIPIN! 

We will post the photos on our Facebook page along with the child's first name.  Which ever child's photo has the more "Likes" (Also known as "thumbs up") will WIN the prize that will be announced later on.  So be sure share your photo with your friends! :) 

**NOTE:  Please only send us photos that do not have a copyright on them.  So no professional photos please!** 

Thursday, January 24, 2013


So the family we chose is the Quiambao family!  They are adopting 2 little boys, Josiah and Fletcher. Both of their little boys were born with Down syndrome. :)  Here is a little about the family!
"Marvin and Angel have been married for 11 years and have 5 wonderful children. As much as God has already blessed them, they have always felt called to adopt. They could not, however, because Marvin is in the military and was deployed for long periods of time. During those years of waiting, they were content to pray for and support many friends in their adoptions. They are excited that their family is in a much more stable place and can finally experience the joy of an adoption of their own. They cannot wait to bring their new sons home!"  So this family should be traveling to meet their sons soon!  We want to bless them big time!  Check out the items listed bellow, and consider entering to help this family out!  

Entree Cost: {$5-1} {$10-5} ($20-10} 
How This Works:  When you buy an entree you are entered to win any of the items we have listed below. The more entrees you buy the better chance you have at winning!  The giveaway will go on for 2 weeks. When the giveaway ends Kaitlyn and I (Alyssa) will take the time to choose winners using Random.Org  we will then announce the winners.  We will be contacting the winner via email, so be sure to keep checking to see if you received and email from! :) 

They sound like a wonderful family huh?  I was so excited when Mrs.Quiambao, gave us permission to bless them!  So lets help this family bring their sweet boys home! :) 

Who's ready to bless a family? :D 


A Vintage Bulgarian stamped necklace, donate by Mrs.Tanquary! :)  

We have 4 handmade bag, that were donated by a fellow follower Debbie!  Thank you!! :) 

A brand new Relic Watch, donated by Stephanie W.! 

2 wonderful knitted hats also donated by Stephanie W.! 

A 'Baby Pink' hair flower donated by Becoming Love! :)

This wonderful (And extremely cute!) Hat and scarf set!  Thank you Christy!

Kaitlyn's Cute Designs  donated a CUSTOM Facebook Timeline Cover, you can add as many photos and colors as you'd like! 

A $50 Origami Owl coupon donate by Debbie R.  Thank you!! :D
(Photo credit goes to Origami Owl.)