Tuesday, April 29, 2008
On a positive note our beautiful daughter, Jordan was inducted into the National Junior Honor Society last night. We are so proud of her. She is sweet, kind and modest and smart! She receives another award from Duke University's Talent Program May 15 at Tulsa University. One more cool thing happened yesterday. My husband was at the airport, I think in Dallas or OKC and he saw this women with this quote " A handsome lively little asian boy'' I knew who it was before he said another word. My friend was due home yesterday from Vietnam and that sweet little boy is from the same orphanage as Kennedy.
Please say a prayer for all the families and children who were affected by the shut down.
Thursday, April 24, 2008
What if I told you that if 7 percent of Christians would adopt 1 child there would be no orphans?
What if I told you that if every person who reads this blog made a decision to help the orphans and then actually acted on it that thousands would be saved. Remember it takes a flame to start a fire.
I wish with every breath I take I could help every single child on this earth who has been orphaned. But I can't. It takes all of us. So if you will watch the video in the post below, then pray and ask God what He would want you to do then you will make a difference. It may be starting your own ministry for adoption and orphans, it may be raising money or making a donation. Whatever it is remember you can make a difference.
If you feel lead go to http://www.hugaway.org/ and make a tax deductible donation. We will either help a child come home to their forever family or give a child who can not be adopted hope. We can't do it without you. Yes things are crazy in the world right now and always will be to some degree but God still commands us to care of the orphans.
I have people from all over the world reading this blog. I believe together we WILL make a difference. If you need to email me you can at firstname.lastname@example.org
Don't forget to visit our website and watch the video in the post below.
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Hug Away. Each year they have this wonderful luncheon, guest speaker , this year it was Sherrie Kulwicki she was wonderful, and "adopt" a ministry to support. This year it was Hug Away.
There were just over a 100 women who attended and they raised $564! I was thrilled. Not only did they raise money for us, on each table there were flower bulbs (gladiolas) with a little tag on it that said " Every time you see the beautiful flower that grows from this bulb, please remember to pray for the Hug Away Foundation and all the children and families touched by their ministry." It also had our bible verse and a picture of our magnet. Isn't that awesome? I was so touched.
Remember if you want to get the word out about our Foundation and adoption we will come speak at your church, group or organization!
Thank you God for your faithfulness and Thank you to the wonderful Women's Ministry at Arrow Heights Baptist Church!
Sunday, April 13, 2008
When we told Cody we were going to adopt again, he was not thrilled at all. He thought we had lost our minds. I have to admit his reaction shocked me. But his mind was made up and he was not about to waiver. When we came home from Vietnam he wasn't at the airport (had to work.) I guess it was a couple of days later, he came by the house. He gave me a hug, looked at Kennedy and that was all she wrote. It was love at first sight. He will babysit Kennedy, take her to lunch and let her run errands with him. He is so happy she is part of our lives. I had him do a video on his opinion of adoption and it was very moving. He is all for it!
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
by Jordan Bayer
When you have adopted and it is obvious your children are a different nationality, you can expect certain things.
- To be stared at when you walk into a restaurant.
- To be asked the rudest questions at Walmart!
- To be asked if your 3 month old daughter will speak Korean or English when she grows up!
- Are they "real" sisters
- Whose there daddy? My answer is always "No clue they all have different daddies!"
- Are they Japanese? sigh.
- Are they Chinese? sigh.
- Are they Hispanic? huh?
- Orientals are so cute! Hello! Oriental is a rug. They are asians or Korean/American..Vietnamese/American!
- Where's their mom? Excuse me, you are talking to her!
- Rare but has happened. Why didn't you adopt your own kind? I did you kumquat, the human kind!
Of course there are those precious people who truly are interested and they shyly approach you and ask what led you to adoption? God Bless you wonderful people! I will talk to you any time, anywhere any place. Again let me remind all of you "50 is the new I love being a mom, even an older mom. It keeps me young and happy!
Friday, April 4, 2008
Thursday, April 3, 2008